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Routes in The Great Red Book Area

Bury the Hatchet T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chips ahoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dangling Participles S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elementary Primer S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Great Red Book T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ground up Vocabulary T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Liner, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Seams Novel T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
See Spot Run S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stone Hammer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Subject-Verb Agreement S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tomato Amnesia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Don Wilson, Karen Wilson, Jack Marshall
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Shared By: Andrew Carson on Jan 16, 2009
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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

Start just left of the mushroom boulder, aiming for a bolt 20' above. Climb up and right, then left to the base of a curving crack. Follow the crack to an anchor, having clipped five bolts getting to and into the crack.
The second pitch follows the crack up the short steep wall, then up the slab to an anchor with chains at a horizontal seam. Another bolt above the belay invites further climbing.... new hardware to us.
There is a fragile flake left of the crack, between the two bolts, that will last as long as no one pulls out on it.
Handren's guide rates the second pitch at 5.5. We thought it significantly harder.

Location

The route is on the wall right of Great Red Book. There are bolts all over the place, but you are left of the mushroom and some small scrub oaks.

Protection

Stoppers, tcu's, and small cams to #1 Cam. 5 bolts first pitch, 2 on second.

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Manderson198
  5.9
Manderson198  
  5.9
Decent route, with the second pitch having the more enjoyable climbing. First pitch was alright, but the rock quality was less than stellar in many places. First pitch was a 5.9 bolt-clipper; whereas, the second pitch seemed like solid 5.7, with a bit of funk at the top (in a good way). Sep 18, 2015
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
  5.8
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
  5.8
I thought the section at the top of p2 was the crux. We linked the two pitches with a 60m rope but we needed to simulclimb for about the last 20 feet. We did a single rappel of the route with a pair of 60m ropes. Both pitches felt like 5.8 to me. Oct 18, 2012