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Almost but not Quite S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Basement S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cling Free S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Destiny S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Drug Sniffing Pot-Bellied Pig S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
False Alarm S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Geometric Progression S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
How Do You Like them Pineapples? S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Long Walk Off Of a Short Pier S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Pier Pressure S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Poco Owes Me a Concert S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Seventh Hour S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Thirsty Quail S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Under the Boardwalk S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Leo Henson
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Shared By: Gary Savage on Jan 5, 2007
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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


The crux is getting over the intial bulge and the pump factor at the top. If you decline to take the hand jam rest in the middle you could probably make the climb 12.a.


One climb right of Under the Boardwalk.




John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
Having been on this several times, including recently- this thing is at least .12a/b, probably .12b. I hear tale that if you are shorter, the bottom section is significantly easier (i believe this given how scrunched up i was)- but its a HARD route. Far harder than every other .12a i've done or gotten on in the park.

Also, bring a long stick clip (12') to stick clip the second bolt- clipping it mid-crux is very difficult. May 17, 2012
Justin Streit
Justin Streit  
I agree with Jon. No chance is this 5.11d. Felt like the hardest 5.12a I've been on (though my list is short). Definitely seems like it would be easier for a shorter person than me, but still worth trying if you're tall. May 21, 2013
i agree 12ab May 23, 2014
Gary Savage
Las Vegas, NV
Gary Savage   Las Vegas, NV
It really is 11d if you know the beta. There is a trick to getting over the first roof. Then two rests where you can get it all back. If you don't take the upper hand jam rest you can make it 12a. Jun 13, 2015

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