Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: The Swains '99
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Shared By: Greg Barnes on Dec 21, 2006
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Awesome-looking line up the middle of the best-looking black buttress right of Flight Path. Starts with an overhung pink rock roof (may need a partner boost!). Unfortunately, the giant hollow flake that you have to use, loose rock crux (rated 5.9 by Swain but I bet holds have departed since), and so-so rock detract from a great line. A second pitch is reported in Swain but looks very loose and lame.

Location

Right of Flight Path by about 200yds.

Protection

Pro to 3", 2 bolts

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John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
  5.9
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
  5.9
When I climbed this in 2005, I found the rating to be a tough 5.9, the protection was fine and the choss-factor was not too bad. All in all, a pretty good route.

We climbed the second pitch too which leads up to another two-bolt anchor which I found to be pretty shoddy. In fact, I refused to rappel from the pitch-two anchor, so we either downclimbed or made a short rap into Gemstone Gully, and then rapped down the gully to the base of the route. Dec 22, 2006