Stand and Deliver
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 40 ft|
|Page Views:||816 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Darren in Vegas on May 12, 2011|
|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
DescriptionThis route is an action packed thin face climb that gets gently overhung towards the top. A bouldery start leads to a good rest near the first bolt, and from there it is pretty much a race against the pump clock.
Sustained climbing separated by a few places to catch a shake lead to a challenging crux towards the top. Once past the crux, pull over the bulge at the top and climb the slightly heady slab on rounded, slopey holds. Full value for 40 feet.
In Handren's book this route is rated "12b?" (yes the question mark was included in the rating)and was described as having lost a bunch of holds over the years. This description caused my curiosity to get the better of me so I decided to see what was up with this thing.
As far as difficulty is concerned, I can't really say just how hard this thing is, because it is the hardest thing I have tried this year. However, I can say that it is noticeably harder than "Onsight Fight" (12b) which is a route just to the left (which climbs similarly, with less difficulty).
LocationThis route is located two routes to the right of XTZ (the bolted wide crack-like gully thing). It is the right-most route on the main part of the wall. (Skidmark is the true right-most route, but it is another 50 yds down the cliff).
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