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|Type:||Trad, 1200 ft, 10 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Jorge & Joanne Urioste|
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|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Jun 26, 2008|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionClimb the long first pitch of the Rainbow Buttress to the big ledge. Scramble right to a small pine tree. Climb the face past an uninspiring old bolt in less inspiring rock. Then climb cracks up and right, eventually belaying at a platform to the left of the big chimney system.
Face climb up and right to gain the cracks of the main chimney. Pass the big overhang and continue up the cracks on the left for a few pitches. The route joins Rainbow Buttress on the large ledge with the pine tree, one pitch below the top.
Hike west and follow the standard Oak Creek descent route.