Type: Sport, 115 ft
FA: Mike Heinrichs, Brian Shelton
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Shared By: Brian Collins on Jan 22, 2008
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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details


Straight edge climbing. For more information, support the park and buy the guidebook by Stewart Green.

FWIW, it is not entirely clear what the shaded section on the Red Rock Canyon Open Space guidebook topo for this route means. This route ascends from slightly right of middle of a very low angle slab jutting out from the cliff here.

The anchor bolts have been moved up, so you need a 70m rope or double ropes.


It lies just north of Whale Rider.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Ralph Kolva
Pine, CO
Ralph Kolva   Pine, CO
While doing The Captain, I noticed that Finnacle appears to be missing the hanger on the first bolt, the stud is still there. Another party mentioned that the anchors on HMS and Red Venus are missing as well. Mar 11, 2014
WARNING!!!! I climbed this route yesterday, and it is no longer an 80' climb. The anchor bolts have been moved up an additional 30 feet, so a 70 meter rope is now required to complete this route. I had to bail when my partner called out the middle of the rope when I was still a good 15 feet below the top bolts. I have climbed this route several times in the past with a 60 meter rope. You can see where the previous top bolts have been cut. Sep 8, 2014
Cody E
Colorado Springs, CO
Cody E   Colorado Springs, CO
Solid anchors; don't remember seeing a missing bolt though. Feb 4, 2015
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
All the bolts and hangers were present and in good shape. Mar 27, 2015
David Tennant
Denver, CO
David Tennant   Denver, CO
Had no problems do this with a 60m. The belayer can get pretty far up the low angled slab to make a 70m not needed. Nov 13, 2015