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Redolence

5.7, Sport, 95 ft,  Avg: 1.9 from 24 votes
FA: T. Goss, J. Howard
Utah > Saint George > Utah Hills > Woodbury Rd Crags > Black & Tan
Access Issue: In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise Details

Description

Easy slab route that keeps your attention due to the disastrous consequences of a fall-think motorcycle road rash, then add cayenne pepper. VERY grippy rock, fun moves, most of the holds on this were *heavily* "comfortized", but I wouldn't go so far as to call it chipped. A decent route and a nice option when the moderates at Kelly's Rock are in the sun.

Location

Starts at the very left end of the leftmost cave at Black and Tan. Climbs out of an alcove up a slab.

Protection

Can't get off this one with a 50 meter-bring a 60 meter rope or longer to lower-my ends weren't touching the ground with a 60.

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Tyson on his way up Redolence
[Hide Photo] Tyson on his way up Redolence
Standing at the start of the approach
[Hide Photo] Standing at the start of the approach
Jon pulling up the rope to rappel down Redolence. There are lots of sharp edges; so the double rope rappel is the go-to descent option.
[Hide Photo] Jon pulling up the rope to rappel down Redolence. There are lots of sharp edges; so the double rope rappel is the go-to descent option.

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Ryan Henderson
Denver, CO
  5.7
[Hide Comment] There's a route directly to the right of this that I accidentally traversed over to (not in guide book). Stay off of this, as the bolts get very sparse.

This route was fun. I ended up using more draws than what the book said, but that's probably due to me getting off route. Very hot in the morning even in October. Oct 9, 2012
JeanieB Budge
Provo, UT
[Hide Comment] Shares anchors with Glutton for Punishment which is directly to the left of Redolence so it can't be climbed if someone is on that route. Apr 9, 2013
[Hide Comment] Location: Glutton for Punishment starts about 35-45 feet left of Redolence, on the other side of the obvious small rock tower under the rounded ridge which forms the left end of the main wall of the Black & Tan crag. Redolence starts on a sheltered platform under the right side of the little tower (at the left end of the big roof).

There are two obvious left-facing inside corners on the rounded ridge. Glutton for Punishment angles right across the gentle ramp about 25-30 feet up the slab to reach the left one of those corners, then up that. The bolt line for Redolence goes roughly up between the two corners - (and there's another route to a lower anchor along the right side of the right corner).

Main advantage of "warming up" on Redolence: The rock is so sharp that the holds on any other route on Black & Tan seem almost reasonable. Nov 9, 2017