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Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arapiles S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

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.

Location

It lies just north of Whale Rider.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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David Tennant
Denver, CO
  5.8
David Tennant   Denver, CO
  5.8
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
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.7+
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.7+
All the bolts and hangers were present and in good shape. Mar 27, 2015
Cody E
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Cody E   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Solid anchors; don't remember seeing a missing bolt though. Feb 4, 2015
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
Ralph Kolva
Evergreen, CO
Ralph Kolva   Evergreen, 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

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