Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Monique Forestier
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Nov 30, 2010
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Among the most distinct "lines" at the Red, Kaleidescope climbs the brilliant, arching arete feature at the far right end of the Drive By crag. The route offers two unique sections: technical reaches up monolithic, square-cut panels, followed by pumping slopers and slaps up the ever steepening arete. Ultimately pump-managment is the challenge here, and the last bolt is often skipped in a mad dash for the chains.

Stick clip the first bolt and step off the boulder onto a mungy ledge. The first tricky section overcomes a leaning arete/dihedral with big moves from slopers. Move left after a series of long cranks along the arete, then mantle over a small roof to reach the juggy wall. Recently folks have moved far left to a good shake that was not used on the FA. Sequential pinches and slopers lead up and eventually right to a strenuous shake on the arete, just below the crux section. Big moves lead up the left side of the arete, past a difficult clip, and gymnastic footwork, culminating in a big slap to an obvious under-cling. Ride the belly of the beast past the last bolt, turn the lip, and sprint for good jugs at the anchor.


Far right end of the main Drive By crag (but way left of "Arachnophobia"). This is the furthest right route before the enormous amphitheater.


~10 bolts, 2BA. Stick clip recommended.
Ryan Palo
Bend, oregon
Ryan Palo   Bend, oregon
I was really disappointed to see people traversing off the route this fall. Yes, you can downclimb a bit on this route to a decent/almost sitdown, but I think it cuts the grade down to 13a. For shame. Mar 15, 2012
DB Cee
Chattanooga, TN
DB Cee   Chattanooga, TN
Then the route's 13a and a 13c eliminate. Dec 28, 2012
Kris S
Gunbarrel, CO
Kris S   Gunbarrel, CO
I heard that an extension had been added to this line. Anyone have more info? Jun 2, 2016
The extension is said to make it lower end 13d, although its supposedly ultra chossy and dirty for now, and brings down the quality of the climb. It will likely improve in quality as weak rock breaks off leaving the solid stuff. Nov 11, 2016