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Routes in Black Wall (aka Happy Acres)

All that, Jazz T,S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cram It T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Geriatric Therapy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Greek Tragedy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Happy Acres T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mom & Apple Pie S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mothers of Invention S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Spontaneous Enjoyment T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tres Hombres T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown 5.8+ T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 170 ft
FA: Nick N and Paul V B
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Shared By: Francis Baker (fran) on Mar 19, 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


Start as per "All that Jazz" and clip the right bolt at the forth and continue up and right gaining a crack and the right side of the flake used on ATJ P2. Atop the flake continue up and right to a set of anchors facing west on the top of a pillar.


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If comparing to the new Handren guidebook [2016] This route is labeled as Geriatric Therapy. Sep 10, 2016
I found this to be a fun and at times commiting climb. Some of the rock is indeed suspect. Feb 11, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
rockratrei   Las Vegas, NV
I thought this route was on the buttress behind (right of the gulley) the photo and did it in 1999, along with One Hand Clapping. Both are good routes and there is a bolted anchor at the top on a nice ledge. Jun 29, 2010
Eric Lesch
Portland, Or
Eric Lesch   Portland, Or
I had diffenent route beta...the new guide book (the one with all the pictures) said that spontaneous enjoyment was the route you had outlined in red, the unknown 5.8+. It was a good route, even though I had a little trouble getting good gear near the start of the second pitch. Mar 13, 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.8 PG13
46and2   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.8 PG13
Decent route if in the area. Be somewhat careful on pitch 2 as a lot of the rock is kinda suspect! The anchor slings atop pitch 2 were very worn a couple years back and we left some gear there for a safe rappel. Otherwise, worth doing...once! Sep 21, 2007