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Knock the Bottom Out of It

5.10a PG13, Trad, Sport, 100 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 29 votes
FA: Paul Van Betten, Sal Mamusia
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 01-Calico Basin > Gnat Man Crag
Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

Start just left of Bottoms Up below a patch of varnish. Climb slabby wall past 4 bolts. Easy up high. Crux is getting to the first bolt. The move is committing and awkward. I got a "good" RP in a seam by the large hole/pocket. Good climbing past the bolts.

Location

Start just left of Bottoms Up. Descent is the same as the other routes on this wall

Protection

Bolts. Optional sz(0/1)RP to protect move getting to the first bolt.

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Kevin Dahlstrom
Fort Worth, TX
 
[Hide Comment] Good but not great route. The bolts are few but well placed so the climbing doesn't feel bold. Definitely bring a few small cams for the 5.easy top section or be prepared for a massive runout on friable rock. Oct 14, 2013
Howard
Costa Mesa, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Without an RP, I got in a good small BD stopper, though the rock wasn't. Blowing the committing crux likely means decking. It's equitable to a boulder problem with an uneven hard landing. Spot, belay, or both? Feb 2, 2016
Vince Buffalini
Las Vegas, Nevada
  5.10a PG13
[Hide Comment] i used a #4 TCU in a shallow parallel that was probably too low to help. i saw the RP placement but it's pretty damn small and less than a foot above the TCU. the climbing is excellent. Nov 5, 2016
[Hide Comment] Just wanted to make it clear that the entire lower section is just pretty spaced-out bolts. No real chances for supplemental pro. A small cam or two (I used a single yellow #2 TCU) in some horizontal cracks up high will protect you on the extremely easy topout in case an edge blows under hand or foot. Nov 24, 2017