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Chinese Handcuffs T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Clipper T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cornucopia T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Desert Gold T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Handbone T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lizard Locks T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Madcap Laughs, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Mustang Cracks T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Seduction Line T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Step Into The Squeezer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
West Edge Lane S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Mar 26, 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


Climb the very nice, Indian creek style hand crack in the left facing corner. The crack starts perfect Gold camalots then pinchs down near the top. There is a nice ledge, and a great anchor, on top of the pitch.


After the initial approach up to the base of Desert Gold traverse around to the north(right) on a very loose and broken ledge system. After traversing around an amphitheater start looking at the wall above . . . the climb will be obvious.


1-2sets camalots from .75 to #2.


very short, feels more like 5.9

Definitely not worth the hike if this is the only climb you had in mind. Nov 27, 2016
Classic Hand Jam Climbing at Red Rock Canyon: Adam Floyd climbing Handbone 5.10… Apr 2, 2014
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
Thanks for the replacement work, ASCA folks!!! Nov 30, 2013
Las Vegas
JF1   Las Vegas
Thanks to a donation from the ASCA this route now has an anchor with SS bolts and Fixe double ring hangers. Nov 29, 2013
Weston L
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
About as rad as 60 feet of climbing can get! A bit of a hike to get to, but a cool zone to explore. Stellar climbing on very solid rock.

As far as fixed hardware, the anchor definitely could use some ASCA love. Old homemade-looking hanger on the top bolt, which looks more solid than the quasi-rusted SMC hanger beneath it. Nov 4, 2013
Jon O'Brien
Jon O'Brien   Nevada
first pitch of clod tower Feb 27, 2013
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
Well, it certainly is short but I'd be hard pressed to say it's unmemorable. I respect your opinion though because I'm sure you've visited the Creek, Moab, Yosemite, etc. and you can understand what splitter heaven is really like. But, if you're a Vegas local looking to rev up for a visit at any one of those locations this is going to be your best bet at training for it and getting a taste as to what it will be like. Feb 18, 2012
David Donovan
Sammamish, Washinton
David Donovan   Sammamish, Washinton
A great splitter, but this climb is very short. Only worth checking out if you have some other climbs in mind. Feb 18, 2012
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
Worth the hike for the best splitter of its grade in Red Rock. Is there another route of this quality in the Park? Show me. Feb 17, 2012