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Routes in Ragged Edges Area

Aikido Gun Boy T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Bodiddly T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Chicken Eruptus T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Crooked Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dense Dunce T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diplomatic Immunity T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dumptruck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Footloose T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Getting Too Old for This S--t T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Go Ahead and Jump T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Go Ahead, Ok? T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Kemosabe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lethal Weapon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Midheight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Midnight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nightman Cometh, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ok Ok Ok T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Plan F T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ragged Edges T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Revoked T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sheep Trail T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Theme Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tonto T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Joe Herbst 1973
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Shared By: Aaron S on Dec 14, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

An easy low-angle face leads to a short but physical offwidth through a section of black varnish. The climb then opens up into a large chimney with easy climbing over poor rock; not much pro for this part. This climb would get more stars if it was all like the bottom section, without the chossy chimney up high. However, this is still a good route if you want to work on some 5.9 offwidth technique.

Location [Suggest Change]

The obvious crack in the large left-facing corner to the left of Ragged Edges. To descend, either rap off a slung tree to the left, or head right to the Ragged Edges walk off.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Single rack of cams to a #6 Camalot.

Photos

Just to fill out the record ... Leslie Hamilton and I followed Joe on the FA of this route in 1973. On page 131 of Red Rock Odyssey is a photo I took of Joe leading the crux with piton hammer and EBs. The Theme Book turned out to be our warmup for the FA of Rainbow Wall, which Joe and I climbed over the next three days. Jul 20, 2007
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
  5.9+
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
  5.9+
A fun route, not sure if it felt harder because I was rope soloing it today or not, but the crux felt way more difficult than anything on Nadia's Nine or Frigid Air buttress (using other Herbst routes for reference) - and I enjoy wide! This thing does deserve more traffic, given that it is a fun wide crack close to the road. Old skool and about as adventurous as a single pitch can get. Apr 17, 2013

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