Rock, Paper, Sugar
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||(?) Lacie, Killis, Cassandra|
|Page Views:||475 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Lacie on Sep 13, 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
DescriptionWould 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.
LocationJust 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.