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Routes in Sheep Skull Crags

Black Glass T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dust to Dust T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Intestinal Flu T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pneumonia T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Rock, Paper, Sugar T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: (?) Lacie, Killis, Cassandra
Page Views: 461 total, 6/month
Shared By: Lacie on Sep 13, 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

Would be surprised to find out no one has ever climbed this before us. There were, however, no signs of traffic and a bit of crumbling rock in places.

Easy stemming up sugary rock to nicely varnished wideness. After reaching a comfy ledge you have 2 options; continue up the wide chasm on the right or go left up less than stellar rock.

Worth doing as the sugary parts are made up for by the nicely varnished ow.





Location

Just to the left of dust to dust.

There is a dead tree that is really of no use. Be creative and you can find a decent anchor. Key word here is decent. There was also more weathered tat around a chockstone. This was clearly put up by someone of freakishly tall stature and is less than inspiring as a rap option. We opted for the walk off descent which made for a full value bush-whacking ow climbing day.

Protection

SR. I took doubles of 5 and 6 and was only hindered by them. Big bros could be nice, but I survived without them so that's your call.

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Flavaflav
Las Vegas, NV
Flavaflav   Las Vegas, NV
Worked my way down from the top of the cliff to this line, I rapped with a single 60m from the chockstone. Looks like the best rock quality on the cliff. Apr 1, 2016
The sugary base of the route is big and juggy, not intimidating in any way. Some really fun moves to be had on the nice varnish.....nice lead, Lacie! Sep 22, 2011