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Combination Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gallows, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Engine That Could, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mc-Crack-En T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Minute Maid T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Peanut Butter and Jam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Potzo's Pudding T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shortcake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spinach T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Zacker Cracker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Joe Herbst
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Shared By: M. Morley on Apr 1, 2007
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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


The best route on the cliff in my opinion.

Start to the right and around the corner from Combination Corner and Spinach, on the face left of Minute Maid crack. Climb the featured dark varnished face past a series of horizontal breaks, which provide adequate protection possibilities.


A light rack of nuts and TCUs. Rap from 2-bolt anchor or scramble up and right to rap from tree atop Minute Maid.


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Nice solid varnished rock, great benches for belayer, very enjoyable. Upgraded to 5.9 in Handren's guide. Friends from PA thought that a soft rating. Jan 13, 2009
DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
DJ Reyes   Northern Nevada
I thought that the 5.6 rating in the Brock and McMillen guide was way soft. Great route though. Feb 2, 2009
Ben Townsend  
Seemed like there were a couple of 5.8-5.9 moves. We speculated that a key hold or two may have come off over the years. Sort of an engaging lead at the grade, as the gear is small and not entirely obvious. The bolts at the top could really use a couple of short chains. Dec 4, 2013

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