Trad, 75 ft (23 m),
Avg: 1 from 1
FA: Eli Powell, Katy Nelson
> Southern Nevada
> Red Rock
> 03-First Pullou…
> Fixx Cliff
Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet.
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 and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
This route is the thin seam to the right and up from Fixx cliff. We happened upon this climb after doing a 5.8 on Dog wall. When we came toward the climb, about 20 Gambel's Quail flew off. The seam offers a little marginal protection down low. The real crux of this climb is trusting the rock. On the FA, we probably broke 10 holds- I took a ground fall after breaking 3 holds 5 feet up. There is about 20 feet of near vertical 5.7 climbing followed by 60 feet of 4th class/ 5.0 climbing.
Above Dog wall, right of Fixx cliff. This is the thin seam 15' left of a large crack
Small cams and nuts to 1/2 inch. Optional #2 BD cam for belay