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Routes in The Great Red Book Area

Bury the Hatchet T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chips ahoy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dangling Participles S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elementary Primer S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Great Red Book T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ground up Vocabulary T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Liner, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Seams Novel T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
See Spot Run S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stone Hammer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Subject-Verb Agreement S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tomato Amnesia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: FFA: Joshua Janes & Andy Hansen - November 2011FA: Josh Thompson & Joanne and Dany Urioste - September 2011
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Nov 13, 2011
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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


Although 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.


A light rack for the Great Red Book and three draws (optional 0.5 Camalot with a long sling protects making the first clip).


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J. Thompson
denver, co
J. Thompson   denver, co
Nice job guys!

Thanks for cleaning this up for me.

Original name was "The Bookmark", I like this one better.

josh Nov 14, 2011
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
dangit! beat me to it! Nov 14, 2011
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
Quite burly despite only 50 feet long. Very powerful moves on decent holds with excellent exposure and position overlooking the Second Pullout. Having seen this line a few days ago it seemed improbable at first. However, with the right sequence and enough burl the route goes and it was cool to see Josh nail it on the 2nd go. Wonderful route! Thanks to Josh T. for the vision. Nov 13, 2011
J. Thompson
denver, co
J. Thompson   denver, co
"This is a spectacular line out the huge dihedral. The body positions are really cool.I aided this route to place the bolts and haven't been able to Free climb it. It's now an open projec, have at it. I imagine it will go in the mid 5.12 range, but it could be harder." Nov 13, 2011

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