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5.10a/b, Trad, 80 ft (24 m),  Avg: 3 from 83 votes
FA: Wendel Brussard Richard Harrison Paul Van Betten
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 01-Calico Basin > Kraft Mtn Area > Winter Heat Wall
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


If your in the area don't miss this one! Up and left of Winter Heat off a high ledge. Follow a beautiful short thin hands then over a roof (left side) up black polished ramp (small aliens or brassies needed) Shares same anchor as Winter Heat.

History: According to Wendall Broussard aka “The Dean of Red Rock,” both “Couldn’t be Schmooter“ and “High Class Ho” are both named after a French craps dealer that worked at Caesar's Palace in the 1980’s. When pretty women would walk by he would mutter to Wendell in a heavy french accent, “Now that’s a High Class Ho.” One day Wendall and Paul VB were exploring beyond Kraft mountain when they ran into an old friend Randall Grandstaff. Grandstaff known for tall tales, asked Wendall what they were doing so far back; “We’re looking for routes”  Wendall said, “well there are none back there” said Grandstaff. Wendall and Paul both looked at each other and knew that they about to strike gold.


One rope rappel 60 M


Standard Rack. Can be done with a full set of Aliens.
Bolted anchor

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Richard Harrison on the First Ascent of "High Class Ho," circa 1980 somthin. Photo courtesy of Lisa Harrison
[Hide Photo] Richard Harrison on the First Ascent of "High Class Ho," circa 1980 somthin. Photo courtesy of Lisa Harrison
view from the belay ledge
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Will S
Joshua Tree
  5.10a PG13
[Hide Comment] Brass and/or offset stoppers useful. Not really one to push your abilities on, as the crux roof moves would have you hitting the slab below at speed if you blow it. At least PG-13. That said, a cool and enjoyable pitch on mostly great rock. Traverse left about 10' when the ramp ends to a double coldshut anchor. Wires, brass, tcus/aliens up to 1.5". Nov 25, 2008
Jon OBrien
[Hide Comment] A brown tri-cam in a hueco protects the heck out of the roof Apr 22, 2009
[Hide Comment] This is a great route. Great variety. Feb 2, 2012
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
[Hide Comment] I don't know if "thin hands" is really an accurate description for the splitter crack in the beginning of this route. It's more like sustained fingers with a hand pod near the top of the crack. But, either way, it's a beautiful route and should not be missed. Bring small cams and brass. Apr 22, 2012
Johnny Y
[Hide Comment] Bottom section is definitely fingers, and I have a small hand. Roof is super fun. Offset nuts would help protect the upper portion, I didn't have any so used a few metolius #1-2 to slot inside the horizontal cracks on the left, tri-cam would also help here. Dec 14, 2012
[Hide Comment] On 10/16/13 thanks to a donation from the ASCA the anchor was replaced on this route using SS 1/2" by 3 1/2" 5 pieces and double ring hangers. Oct 17, 2013
David Correll
Arlington, MA
[Hide Comment] best cleaned on TR follow. nuts important for pro. fun route Nov 29, 2017
Ryan C
Las Vegas, NV
[Hide Comment] Super fun. No brass or nuts necessary - just a few micro cams, an assortment from BD .4 to 1. Mar 29, 2019