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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||J. Thompson on Sep 10, 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
Start up the First pitch of Challenger, about 15ft up trend left towards the obvious v slot. copntinue up this slot until you can step left to the anchor atop the p[itch 1 of Challenger. There is some loose/questionable rock on this pitch. 5.10b.
Step to the second crack left of the belay. Up this crack to a flared groove/small corner on the right. Save a finger piece for the begining of this section. Continue up this groove until you can step/traverse right to the anchor on top of the 2nd pitch of Challenger. 5.10a.
Climb the steep corner off the left side of the Belay. Continue up climbing a right facing corner to a ledge on the left. 5.10a.
Descent: Rappel with 1 rope.
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