Avg: 3.3 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 900 ft (273 m), 6 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||George,Joanne Urioste, Joe Herbst|
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|Shared By:||meo on Mar 18, 2007|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking area).
1st pitch goes up a right-facing flake with a bolt about 20 feet above the top of the flake. Three bolts in all. 150ft
2nd pitch goes straight up following numerous bolts. Be careful some hollow flakes but you can pick your way safely. 160ft
3rd pitch follow corner to a left-facing corner. 130ft
4th pitch goes straight up to a finger crack. Near the top take the crack on right 30 feet to bolted anchor, will be on your left on the dihedral. 160ft
5th pitch up to a ledge with some large bushes. 150ft
6th pitch fly up easy terrain to the top of summit. 120ft
All anchors are bolted with the exception of the summit. There you'll find a cordelette around a tree with fixed nuts. Rappel using two 55 M ropes.
This climb took us 4 hours to ascend and descend. The approach took us 3 hours in and 3 hours out. The approach is tricky and requires high exposed scrambling. We saw and got very near a herd of Big Horn Sheep which got spooked and scrambled away above us creating an avalanche of rock. BE CAREFUL!