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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
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 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Wild Thing S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 145 ft
FA: Bob Parrot and Chris Misavage '94
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Shared By: Ladd on Jun 5, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, 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.


jason seaver
Estes Park, CO
jason seaver   Estes Park, CO
Got it.....kind of. Jul 24, 2010
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
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
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
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