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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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Shared By: John Hegyes on Dec 12, 2006
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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

Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

Standard rack.

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grabski
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
karen029
5.7
karen029  
5.7
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