Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft|
|FA:||Joe Herbst, John Byrd|
|Page Views:||964 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Kuehl on Feb 29, 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
DescriptionThis seldom climbed splitter squeeze is a true joy for the wide enthusiast. Beauty has been described as one of the harder free climbs of the Herbst era and is quite strenuous and run out. This climb is committing, and might have you questioning your sanity, among other things of questionable importance.
On this route you will encounter an offwidth crack that leads to a tight squeeze chimney which gradually widens. Be prepared to clip an ancient bolt then plug a Big Bro and run it out for 20ish feet of great squeeze climbing. Once at the top kiss and lower off a slung tree with a 70m.