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Routes in Cloud Tower
|Clod Tower, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Cloud Tower T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Crimson Chrysalis T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Disciple, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Hook, Line, and Whimper T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|It's a Girl - It's a Boy ! T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Laceration Spur T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pachyderm T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Spare Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Test Tube T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Thagomizer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Tiger Crack T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dan McQuade... I think.|
|Page Views:||2,233 total, 31/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jan 12, 2012|
|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
DescriptionSo there is a burly crack in Red Rocks! Tiger Crack is a demanding pitch that calls upon a variety of skills.
Begin by schwacking through some scrub oak to a dirty little belay below a lichenous, low-angle hand crack in an alcove - this is just left of Crimson and immediately left of the obvious corner of Clod Tower.
P1: Climb up the junky hand crack to a bolted belay atop a pedestal. 5.6 or so and totally doable in your Five Tennies.
P2: Three bolts of fingery climbing lead up an odd series of sidepulls and liebacks. Certainly the crux for me but you crack-deprived Red Rocks locals might find this section relatively easy. Footwork is key, but once you move right to the crack itself there is a rest. Continue up the crack which is steep and leaning all the wrong ways. Size changes and several cruxes ensure a solid pump. Up higher you may be glad to have brought a #5 or #6 Camalot to protect a difficult move out of a wide section, but even after this very overhanging hand jams will keep you fighting right to the end. Some awkward moves up the dirty corner on the right or, more directly, sketchy moves up a final loose face lead to an anchor.
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