Avg: 3.5 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, 190 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Joe Herbst, 1977|
|Page Views:||4,291 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Dec 12, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
The Schwa itself feels a lot like The Fox. The second pitch of the route starts with hands and just gets bigger as you go.
The best way to climb this route is to break it into two pitches. There are a few ways to approach the main crack. The left side is somewhat difficult, whereas the right side is somewhat brushy. The best way up is up to you.
The second pitch is the main event. Climb up the central crack as it goes from tight jams to hand-stacks. There is a diving board ledge in the middle of the second pitch where you can shake-out and relax before committing to the forty-foot off-width you'll climb to obtain the top.
Two sixty-meter ropes will get you to the ground.