Bed of Nails
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 140 ft|
|FA:||B. Bindner and E. Holland, many years ago|
|Page Views:||833 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Bruce Bindner on May 28, 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
DescriptionThis fun chimney is the first wide crack to the right of Cat in the Hat. One pitch takes you up to join CITH to the right of that route's first belay.
The route is well named for an interesting section of calcite crystals on the wall of the chimney.
The route was originally rated 5.7 by the first ascent party. It feels significantly harder than 5.7 if you lack big gear nearby.
LocationWhile waiting to climb Cat in the Hat, walk right from that route 50 feet to this chimney.
The crux involves chimneying out a bomb bay slot with what feels like big air below.
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