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Cheap Drills T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Les Miserables T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Okie from Muskogee T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Summerset T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tres Bon T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Harrington and Overholtz?
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Feb 23, 2010
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Edit]

This is probably the line that Harrington and Overholtz referred to as a "super-forgettable grovel," but it is really not so bad. Climb up the gradually steepening crack system and belay above a small overhang. The second pitch follows thin cracks through the white rock to a wide ledge with some large bushes. The third pitch goes up and right (with possible variations) to another ledge to the right of a big corner system. Easier climbing leads to the top.

Location [Edit]

Approach as you would for the Blood Wall, but stop before reaching the gully/chimney at the start of Hypertension. There is a poorly defined sloping buttress to the left of a varnished expanse. Begin in the crack system immediately to the left of a right-facing, right-slanting corner.

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