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Routes in The Hamlet

Die is Cast, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Frailty Thy Name is Sandstone S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Guildenstern S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Madness and the Method, The TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Moni's Money TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Perchance to Dream S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Play's the Thing, The S,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rest is Silence , The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rosencrantz S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sea of Troubles S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sweets to the Sweet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thy Spirit of a Father Lost S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
To Grunt and Sweat S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Undiscovered Country TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
What Dreams May Come TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
When the Blood Burns TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: S. Massey
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Shared By: smassey on Apr 15, 2011
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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

Description

Guildenstern climbs the slabby arete on the right edge of the Hamlet. The position is quite good for a route with such a modest grade.

Location

This is the right-most route on the Hamlet. Access is the same as Rosencrantz - walk past all the TR anchors to several exposed 3rd class moves to the Rosencrantz belay anchors and continue to the right to another set of brown painted bolts on the prow. Belay here. The route steps right off the belay and follows tan painted bolts up the arete to an anchor just below the top of the crag. With a little exposed down-scrambling, it would be feasible to set a TR from these anchors, if one was so inclined.

Protection

8 bolts, double-ring anchor, belay anchor at base.

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Thomas Beck
Las Vegas, Nevada
  5.6
Thomas Beck   Las Vegas, Nevada
  5.6
Once you climb Rosencranz you should do Guildenstern. The location at the edge of the arch looks very cool as you step out initially and at the station. The climbing is aesthetic and properly protected with solid bolts the whole way. This route reminds me of some of the old school lines in Sandy Corridor in that it has sloping holds and little varnish. Today it was a little sandy. I thought the route-finding to be the best part. I would rate this 5.6 and not 5.5 and suggest you be solid on 5.7 to lead it. I did break off more holds than Rosencranz but that is likely attributable to lack of traffic. Definitely 2 stars.

We were able to diagonal rap off the top belay anchor back to the initial ledges left of Rosencranz with plenty of rope using a 70m. Rope pulled with no problems. Feb 23, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
 
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
 
Walking off this route to the north is not trivial, I'd suggest scouting a way in from the right hand side of the crag.

Otherwise an enjoyable route with great position...a nice intro to multipitch technique as well, given the exposed scramble to the base. Dec 30, 2011