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Routes in The Great Red Book Area
|Bury the Hatchet T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Chips ahoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dangling Participles S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Elementary Primer S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Great Red Book T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Ground up Vocabulary T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Liner, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Seams Novel T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|See Spot Run S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Stone Hammer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Subject-Verb Agreement S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tomato Amnesia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft|
|FA:||Alan Barlett & Eliza Moran, 1984|
|Page Views:||763 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Wenker on Apr 20, 2010|
|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
DescriptionStart up a right-leaning seam to a high 1st bolt. The crux is finding a stance to place a cam before that bolt. Then leave the seam and head up left past a 2nd bolt (an antique bolt is located about 20 feet left of this 2nd bolt, but it's not clear what that's for). Trend up left of the shallow alcove that marks the end of the "Seams Novel" route, marked by a chained rap station.
I sort of lost the Stone Hammer here, and it appears that things might have changed since Handren's description (2007:292-293). Handren may have the topo plotted too far left (?). There are supposed to be 2 more bolts that lead to the top, but the only other bolt I found was about 25 feet directly above the Seams Novel rap anchors. Now, the current Seams Novel rap anchors are about 10-15 feet left of the location shown by Handren, so maybe the original 2nd bolt location for Stone Hammer has been taken over by the Seams Novel anchor, and the bolt I saw directly above that is the old 3rd bolt for Stone Hammer? Confusing, I know.
Anyway, past the last bolt, runout climbing on brittle ledges takes one to a gear anchor in a seam at a rope-stretching 60 m, just below the summit.
Maybe I totally missed a bolt line further out left. Let me know if I missed something or screwed up this description.