Type: Sport, 220 ft, 3 pitches
FA: L. Gallia, E. Allen, D. Young
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Shared By: D Young on Oct 22, 2011
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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf is a 4 pitch sport route 30 ft left of Physical Graffiti. Scramble up the gully that leads to Riding Hood for about 20 ft. The route starts on a flat sloping rock (which slid down the gully about 5 ft in Oct 2015 during really heavy rains).

P1 – 5.9, 8 b’s, 70 ft, for the most part is a jug haul on vertical desert varnish, 2 chained anchors.
P2 – 5.8, 8 b’s, 80 ft, Red Rock slab climbing with a thin crux midway, 2 chained anchors.
P3 – 5.8, 8 b’s, 70 ft, the slab soon turns vertical with more large holds to the finish, 2 chained anchors.
P4 - 5.0, 2 b's w 2 bolt anchor, no rappel rings, 30 ft, mini-pitchette for those wanting to walk off climbers left and safely get to the walk off ledge. Look up and right for the 1st bolt. Pitch is shaped like a crescent moon up and right. Anchor is directly above P3 chains.

Pitches 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 can be combined with a 60m rope and 17 draws, or combine all 3 pitches with a 70m rope and 26 draws.

Descent Options:

Preferred Descent: Walk off climbers left: climb P4 to arrive at the walk-off ledge, being very careful with all of the loose rock on the ledges. Continue south east (climbers left) until you see the gully with the tree in it and descend.

Or scramble right to the standard Phys Graf rappel and gully walk off.

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