Bury the Hatchet
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FFA: Joshua Janes & Andy Hansen - November 2011FA: Josh Thompson & Joanne and Dany Urioste - September 2011|
|Page Views:||983 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Nov 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
DescriptionAlthough only 50' long, Bury the Hatchet has great moves and achieves a rather spectacular position. Well worth climbing if you're up at the Great Red Book.
Climb the first pitch of that route (5.7), and belay. From the anchor, continue up 20' to the weakness in the steep right wall of the Book. After making a reachy clip, unleash the fury and perform a burly hand traverse on decent holds past two more bolts before rocking up onto an exposed perch on the arete.
Belay here off bolts and either continue with the final 5.10a pitch of Animal Boy or lower/rap back to the first anchor of the Great Red Book. One more 100' rap takes you to the ground.
This project was envisioned, equipped, and graciously opened by Josh Thompson.
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