Avg: 2.6 from 175 votes
|Type:||Sport, 75 ft|
|FA:||Ward Smith, Chris Smith, Leslie Smith & Paula King, 2/94|
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|Shared By:||grk10vq on Nov 13, 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
DescriptionFull force for the rating, this is a great route to do while at the crag. Varied in style, this line offers a lot more than steep jug pulling. Demanding precision and a good amount of thought Claimjumpers Special will keep you thinking.
A dead vertical beginning leads to some difficult and hard to read terrain. A tight break, hidden edges, and few nice side-pulls keep the climbing entertaining. Pull through its low-lying committing crux to a quick rest and enjoy a more technical, more mellow dash to the chains.