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Blind Faith (this ain't Eldo) T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cow Lick Co. Crag S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flying Chuckwalla S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Cocktails for Shrimpy TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pancakes and Porn TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
RHG route TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unnamed 5.5 TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unnamed 5.6 T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wonderful World of Shrimpy, The TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Mark Limage, Dave Melchior 2000
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Shared By: The KY on Oct 14, 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


The route on the right that climbs a loose seam.


4 bolts to chains


Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
Supplemental pro from .5 to 1 camalots (or equivalent) can be had enroute to the first bolt, as well as along the way to the anchor. Oct 13, 2009
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
A route in need of an identity - it doesn't really know what it wants to be, somewhat muddled because of this. But worthwhile if around this area. Mar 13, 2011
dirty son of a cinch
las vegas, nv
dirty son of a cinch   las vegas, nv
my first lead climb, and definetly a climb worth doing.. Nov 13, 2011
stvsmth Smith
Lander, WY
stvsmth Smith   Lander, WY
This is an interesting lead. The first bolt is high, and probably for good reason. If that scares you then you might wanna look at the bolts to your right. In the end, the moves to the first bolt are solid. There's fun movement to the last bolt and then almost 20' (?) of slab to the chains. The slab climbing is easy but VERY run out. Cannot-see-the-chains runout. I would love to lead this again, but only after more Red Rocks slab climbing. Heady 7 lead, but 7 moves nonetheless. NOT a good first lead. Nov 20, 2011
Its about 5.3 or 5.4 on the slab to the chain. You'd pretty much have to jump to fall off. That said, I did think that this was both a more difficult 5.7 with less obvious and more thoughtful moves than the 5.7 to the left. Great climb and great area for kids. Nov 28, 2013
Leslie McG
Leslie McG  
Very thoughtful moves on somewhat polished rock. Felt harder to me then 5.7 . Heady lead with lots of interesting moves. Would not recommend leading this unless you enjoy slab and are ok with looking for holds as the more vertical sections require creativity. Feb 11, 2016
I thought Red Rock was supposed to be soft.... Feb 12, 2016
David Vogel
Lake Forest, CA
David Vogel   Lake Forest, CA
I agree that for 5.7 it is a heady lead and not for the beginning leader. I felt other 5.7 routes in RR were much easier. Some real interesting moves. Apr 8, 2016

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