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Routes in The Triad

Beauty T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Forgotten, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Truth T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Ugly Sister, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vegabondage T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Virtue T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wisdom T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: Joe Herbst, John Byrd
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Shared By: Matt Kuehl on Feb 29, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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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


This 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.


The striking central crack at The Triad.


#5 and #6 cam, #4 and #5 Bro, a small/medium nut or two, prayer book of choice, and a helmet for the belayer (recommended).


Isaac T.
Yokosuka, Japan
Isaac T.   Yokosuka, Japan
A fine write up regarding this climb can be found here Mar 5, 2012
smassey   CO
Nice work, hoss. That looks cool. You'll have fun at the Blood Wall, too. Mar 2, 2012