Avg: 2.4 from 17 votes
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|
|Page Views:||1,658 total, 15/month|
|Shared By:||Andrew Carson on Jan 16, 2009|
|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
DescriptionStart 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.