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Routes in Lost Creek Lower Tier

Bowling Balls and BB Brains T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Cochise T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gripty Gravity T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Heatwave T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Little Big Horn T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tholian Web T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Threat, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Joe Herbst, Randall Grandstaff 1973.
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Feb 28, 2007
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

This is the crack on the immediate right of Hidden Falls. This route is water polished and gets pretty wet when the Falls are flowing.

Protection

One bolt at the start.

Descent

Hike left and scramble down the right side of Hidden Falls Wall or as per the standard Lower Tier descent.

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the start is super interesting. gave me a gobie to remember. it looks like it mellows out after the start, but looks are definitely deceiving here. Jun 28, 2008
The bolt at the start has been replaced with a new 1/2 inch stainless bolt. Still tough, but lower chance of breaking the hanger when you get spit out of this.

Edit to add: I brought the big gear and sewed this one up. Jan 30, 2012
J. Thompson
denver, co
  5.10
J. Thompson   denver, co
  5.10
There is a bolted anchor on top of this. It's in a bad spot for the climb. I'm pretty sure it was placed by canyoneers as a rap anchor. But it does work to belay and rappel.

josh Apr 9, 2012
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
  5.10d
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
  5.10d
Handren guide calls for single rack to 5" - Didn't place anything bigger than a #3 on this bugger, if I even placed that.

Start is very interesting and much more difficult than it looks at first glance. Upper crack is very good and just fun jamming and movement. Single rack from small cams to 3" should do the trick...and I'm weak sauce and sewed most of it up.

Start is hard if you are short (I'm 5'7 for reference) and very slick for non-varnished sandstone. Mar 31, 2013
Aaron S
 
Aaron S  
 
The start is really tough, much harder than, say, Brass Balls. It's really fun though and protects well. Jun 5, 2014
clint helander
anchorage, alaska
clint helander   anchorage, alaska
fuck that start Jan 26, 2015
As of now, there is no bolted anchor at the top of this route. There exists there now a canyoneering style anchor consisting of a piece of webbing girth hitched around a not so huge boulder. A single strap of webbing with a quicklink tied at the end extends towards the edge where the water runs. Sep 2, 2017

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