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|Type:||Trad, 85 ft|
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|Shared By:||Brian in SLC on Nov 29, 2011|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
A final heady step up to the right leads to daylight and a nice ledge for a belay at a dead tree mass with enough live bits for back up.
A short scramble to the right leads to the standard down climb on the bottom of the standard First Creek Slab descent.
This route could be used as an approach pitch to the routes that ascend the standard descent gully of the First Creek Slabs (Smiley Face, Smooth Sailing, Falling Stars).
Some loose rock located in the trough near the exit hole. Also, the route may be a bit dusty so take care on any face moves.
A short hike through a small veil of brush leads to the obvious chimney and a nice, flat spot to gear up.
Significant run out exists above any reasonable protection opportunities. A fall near the exit of the last hole at the top of the chimney might well have disastrous results.
For the most part, the rock is fairly solid. Near the exit hole at the top, the rock on the upper left side is fairly friable and most likely not robust enough to support protection.
Perhaps some additional protection is available with larger cams or more ingenious discoveries.