Avg: 3 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|Page Views:||272 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Darren in Vegas on Mar 26, 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
DescriptionThe only reason I did not give this thing four stars is the fact that the holds seem fragile in places. However, this is a great route. Start off of the top of the boulder at the right end of the cliff. Through the first section there is some questionable rock, but you can avoid pulling on it by using some of the sweet pockets that show up just when you want them.
Once past the first two bolts, you will find yourself at a rest at a horizontal break below the bulge above. Here is where the pump clock starts. Work your way up through very positive, and sometimes fragile holds, through rock that is steeper than it looks. Fight through a cryptic crux and hold on through some more pumpy climbing to the top.