Sierra Club Tower
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|Type:||TR, 40 ft|
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|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Nov 4, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionThe Sierra Club Tower is the short tower found on the left-hand side of the Tuna and Chips wall. This route has been led, but is better as a top-rope problem. The gear is a bit thin.
There is a two-bolt anchor on top of the tower. These bolts are very close to the edge and require an individual to girth-hitch runners into the bolts in order to safely build an anchor. Carabiners clipped to these bolts would hang precariously over the edge.
The top of the tower is easily accessed via the ramp to the left.
There are a number of lines on this short tower. They range in difficulty from 5.6 to 5.8 depending on the variation.