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Bad Moon Arising T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Big Sky T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Comeback Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Falling Stars T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hot Flash T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lady Luck T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
NOPE.NOPE.NOPE.NOPE.NOPE. T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rising Moons T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Romanian Rib T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Romanian Rib - Left Side T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Smiley Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Smooth Sailing T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sunset Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sunset Slab Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 1200 ft, 9 pitches, Grade III
FA: Jed Botsford, Matt Clarke, Larry DeAngelo,Tim Fearn
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Shared By: sqwirll on Oct 19, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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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

Description

This is a pretty good quality route to the left of Hot Flash. For the most part, the climbing is pretty tame. The harder sections protect well.

The FA party climbed this route on 70m ropes and some of the pitches were stretchers, so belay locations may vary.

Pitch 1 - Climb the right facing corner 50' to the left of Hot Flash. When the difficulty eases, traverse left up to a left facing corner and a ledge.

Pitch 2 - Traverse left to the gully and up a left facing corner to the base of a small roof. Protection is somewhat tricky on this pitch.

Pitch 3 - Pull the small roof, then continue up to the left facing corner and pull through the big roof on face holds to the right.

Pitch 4 - Traverse up and right on easy ground to the base of a long left facing corner.

Pitch 5 - Climb the corner to a small stance at the top of the corner. This pitch is a full 70m. Protection is good and a intermediate belay could be set up easily.

Pitch 6 - Continue up the featured face to a bush. This pitch is also a full 70m with alternate belays available.

Pitch 7 - Continue up the face which eases in difficulty the higher you get.

Pitch 8 - Traverse right on a terrace on 4th class terrain.

Pitch 9 - Climb the last pitch of Hot Flash.



Descent: Follow the Hot Flash descent.

Location

Start 50' to the left of Hot Flash in the Echove. A right facing corner/groove marks the start of the route.

Protection

Pro to 4".

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