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Advanced Placement T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Birthday Party T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Bottle Bill T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Drain T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bro's Before Holes T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cartwright Corner T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chocolate Cornhole T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chocolate flakes T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Community Pillar T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dark and Long T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Edge of the Sun T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Five Pack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Five and Dime T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Honeycomb Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Magic Triangle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Masquerade T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Saucerful of Secrets T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Small Purchase T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Texas Longneck T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Joe Lee, Bill Lee, Larry DeAngelo
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Jul 25, 2008
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

Climb the corner, passing a wide, hollowed-out section, to a short fist crack at the base of the arching wide crack above. Two 4-inch cams protect the fist crack. When the crack widens, get a good PLACEMENT for your number 6, and ADVANCE it as you work your way to the top of the corner. Some welcome face holds keep this section from turning into the horror-show it appears from below. Eventually, the main crack dead-ends at a steep, loose section. Bypass this by face-climbing left, then up. A fair .75 Camalot gives some protection to the traverse right, back into the main crack system. A hanging belay (on gear) can be set up here if necessary. Immediately above is a short, but steep and strenuous fist crack leading to a comparatively relaxed squeeze chimney and an excellent ledge.

The next pitch is much easier. Climb right and up to a deep, dark chimney with excellent face holds. Climb this and belay in an amphitheater at its top. A fourth class pitch then goes straight left on friction and ledges, passes a large bush, and descends a short ramp to the rappel station at the top of Midnight Oil. A 50-meter rappel leads to the ground.

Location

This route is on the lower, western edge of the Magic Triangle formation. It is probably only 30 feet to the right of Midnight Oil, but intervening brush and boulders make it a longer walk. The route starts up the wide, right-facing crack that is the opposite side of the mega-flake creating Bros Before Holes.

Protection

Full rack up to 6" cam.

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