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Routes in Wild River Crag

Big Red S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Blue by You T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fossil Club T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Get a Life S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Independence S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Wild Life S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wild Thing S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 145 ft
FA: Bob Parrot and Chris Misavage '94
Page Views: 2,541 total · 18/month
Shared By: Ladd on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Requires two rappels if you are climbing with only one line!

This Route can be done in one or two pitches and offers one huge pump if you sack up and go for it in one pitch.

The climb goes at a hard 5.10d if you aid the lower crux, so the crux isn't the pump it is the technical start and the demanding footwork it requires.

Climb the steep face using flakes, liebacks, crimps and big moves to gain not great holds for small rests along the way.

The crux is at the third of 12 bolts.


The big red line on the left/center portion of cliff, 30' right of Wild Thing(5.13).


12 bolts to anchors.


Tom Bowker
somewhere in the USA
Tom Bowker   somewhere in the USA
The best single pitch of climbing at the grade I know of. Nov 15, 2008
jason seaver
Estes Park, CO
jason seaver   Estes Park, CO
.....except that it's a bolted crack. This pitch IS fantastic, but the bolts are a shame. Nov 20, 2008
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Ya I'm not sure what Bob was thinking. He explained it to me but.....
ANYWAY a GREAT climb. On cathedral it would have 1-2 bolts and be 5.12 Mar 28, 2009
the bolts protect the independant arete to the right(get a life)big red was led w/o bolts in the upper half on the fa. the rope used to get sucked into the cams while climbing the upper corner...clipping the bolts on get a life eliminates the problem..get it? Jul 20, 2010
jason seaver
Estes Park, CO
jason seaver   Estes Park, CO
Got it.....kind of. Jul 24, 2010
Phil Schuld
Holderness, NH
Phil Schuld   Holderness, NH
A couple of observations that are not in line with the description above:
-A 70m gets you to the ground from the top of P2
-P2 has one bolt at the start, the rest is protected by a few #0.75 to #2 camalot-sized pieces.

Like Wild Life, this is a 2 pitch route that is easily (and probably deservedly) done in 1 long pitch. Jul 30, 2018

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