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Routes in Chocolate Rocks

Combination Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gallows, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Engine That Could, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mc-Crack-En T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Minute Maid T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Peanut Butter and Jam T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Potzo's Pudding T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shortcake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spinach T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Zacker Cracker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Betsy Herbst, Joe Herbst February 1972.
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


A nice little route that will get your blood flowing. Slightly tricky to protect and it gets quite steep about half way up. Fun.

Rappel from the sling anchor atop Mc-Crack-En with one rope.


Shoot up the crack on the fin between the Zacker Cracker gully on the left and the Mc-Crack-En area.


Standard rack.


N California
grabski   N California
Fun, secure moves through most of it. I felt it was well-protected. If only it was longer. Rap tat issue could be resolved with a bolt anchor. But who would dare.. Jan 25, 2016
Ben Townsend  
We replaced the various threaded tat with 7mm static cord -- equalized, tied off, redundant. No issues pulling the rope. Nov 20, 2015
The tat at the thread anchor was starting to look old and brittle.

My rope got stuck and I couldn't pull it through. I led back up on a second rope to recover it. On my second rap I went more on the face instead of down through the slot on climbers left to alleviate the problem. Nov 28, 2012
Most of the climb is 5.6, but I would rate the crux a bit harder and the placement options there were not obvious. Not recommended for beginning trad leaders. Jan 2, 2012