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Routes in Sumo Greatness Slab

Dean's List T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Ice Climb T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Sumo Greatness T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Gary Savage on Feb 7, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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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


Delicate frictioning will get you past a bolt and a fixed pin. A #2 or #3 camalot will provide dubious protection in the alcove for the final moves to the top.


The middle route in the center of the slab.


bolt and fixed pin and a #2 or #3 camalot


Chris Perkins
Buena Vista, Colorado
  5.10- R
Chris Perkins   Buena Vista, Colorado
  5.10- R
It must have been a boring day for the first ascensionist. I found the crux to be above the cam in the horizontal. The moves past the bolt and pin seemed easy. One move wonder with consequences. I used a #3 camalot. Mar 24, 2013
I found the route to be about 10a when we did the second ascent. It seemed a bit heigth dependant. Lynne was having a little trouble on the FA the day before, but she's only around 5'2". Dec 17, 2010
5.10d R
5.10d R
Move slightly right at the bolt and up to punch a mid sized cam in the back of a shallow triangular pocket/crack. Climb 15 feet and pull hard and technical slab moves at at least 5.10+. Finish the hard stuff more than 20 ft. directly above that 'ok' cam (maybe you're supposed to move back left?) and scamper 15 more feet of slab to the top. Had me pissing myself and I'm used to hard southern illinois slab. Mar 31, 2009