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A Wave New World S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Angry Birds S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Arachnophobia S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Beer Belly S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Big Sinkin' Breakdown S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Breakfast Burrito S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Captain Turtle Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Check Your Grip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dangling Participle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deeper is Better S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dirty Smelly Hippie S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Easy Rider S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
End of Days T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extra Backup S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fire and Brimstone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
George of the Jungle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Giblets S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Guilty Pleasure S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hakuna Matata S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hanging Tree, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Harshin' my Mellow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Head and Shoulders S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Jungle Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Junior's Gesture S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kaleidescope S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Layback and Groove S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Maizy Mae S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c V6 7A
Make A Wish S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mud on the Rug T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Naked Lunch S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pimp Juice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pottsville Escarpment S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Primus Noctum S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Return to Sender S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slick and the 9mm S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slut Men S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sojourner Truth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spank S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Spirit Fingers S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Thug Life S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Whip-Stocking S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Whipper Snapper S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Yadda Yadda Yadda S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
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Description

Good holds lead to a crimpy crux about mid way up. After this you get a decent rest and power past a big sloper to the top. Really fun climbing on great holds!!

Location

From where the approach trail meets the crag head left. This climb starts in the corner immediately left of Breakfast Burrito.

Protection

10 bolts to chains
Franck Vee
  5.10d
Franck Vee  
  5.10d
Agree with Jon - I think the clips are OK. You may pump out & fall (it is pumpy) but there isn't much to worry about with that fall imo. Oct 20, 2017
Alex Zucca
University Heights
 
Alex Zucca   University Heights
 
Nothing beats that saddle sit down rest near the top. May 9, 2016
Jon Po
Mahwah, NJ
 
Jon Po   Mahwah, NJ
 
This was the first route I did at the Red. Don't remember any clips being spicy and I wasn't much stronger than an 11a Red climber at the time.. Jul 27, 2015
Dom R
Ouray, Colorado
 
Dom R   Ouray, Colorado
 
Forget the clips debate. That sit down saddle position is worth it. Mar 22, 2015
runout  
I blew it at the 5th bolt. Agree that it was a great route except for clipping that bolt. As it stands if the draw is pre-hung it's fine but if you have to place it, it's not really good because you move higher and higher searching for the better hold to clip until you realize there are none and you are already at waist level. My belayer flew up into the first bolt so I probably fell 2x the distance from 5th to 4th bolt + 12 feet + rope stretch. Not sure how long that was but it was looong.

Both belayer and I are fine though. I only hit air on the way down, but yeah I probably got lucky. Apr 14, 2014
S. Neoh
  5.10d
S. Neoh  
  5.10d
As of Oct 19, 2012, the anchors are not equalized; the left and higher quicklink takes all the load and is showing significant wear. Replacing this link with three new quicklinks in a chain should provide an equalized anchor. I have also reported this situation at redriverclimbing.com Oct 21, 2012
Mike Holley
Boone, NC
Mike Holley   Boone, NC
Found it slightly pumpy through the upper mid section, but some good rests allow the majority to go pretty smooth. Some awkward movements, but fun through and through. A second to Breakfast Burrito if you ask me. Dec 5, 2011
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.10d PG13
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.10d PG13
A great route, but I agree with Eckhard- watch the 5th clip, its sketchy and probably the crux with fairly high consequences.

Someone mentioned that those holds near that bolt used to be bigger, but had broken over time. If this route gets rebolted anytime soon, that bolt should be lowered about a foot to facilitate clipping. This might require a new bolt, or possibly adjustment of the next couple, but its only a matter of time until that climb claims someones ankles. Dec 28, 2010
Eckhard
Denver, CO
  5.10d PG13
Eckhard   Denver, CO
  5.10d PG13
Well a Local just told me this may be the hardest ten in the gorge and those crimps at the 5th bolt leave something to be desired when trying to clip with an ankle buster waiting for you when you blow. Over all amazing climb every move is a ten move but it ain't a gimmie for a 10 or 11 a/b climber. Oct 8, 2010
ziggy
 
ziggy  
 
One of the best of the grade in the RRG. Nice long route with great moves the whole way. Oct 21, 2009