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Red Alert T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Regular Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: First ascent, 1950: first pitch led by Dick Pownall, second by Bob Merriam. Mike Brewer and Leigh Ortenburger also participated. Some pro on both pitc
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Shared By: Andrew Carson on Mar 26, 2009 with updates
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description

See earlier notes.

Location

The wide crack on the southeast side of the tower is unmistakable. Climb it, traverse right to the north side, and continue up the left edge of the north face.

Protection

Stoppers and smallish cams or tcu's for the second pitch. The initial wide crack has no pro unless you carry a big cam or hex, in the #5 or greater range (for a cam.)

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Harrison Dreves
Denver, Colorado
Harrison Dreves   Denver, Colorado
The first pitch of this was certainly an eye opener. I think you could protect with a #3 cam in one or two spots, but you'd really want a #4 or #5. The crack is much more fist to shoulder sized than hand crack sized (as our guidebook described it). It certainly intimidated me as a rather new trad leader with gear up to a #2 cam. Nov 5, 2010