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|Type:||Trad, 350 ft (106 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Andy Hansen on Apr 1, 2012|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
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).
Pitch 1: 5.10b, 80 ft. Begin on a few large blocks at the base of the route. Make some 5.8 moves up to the first bolt placing a piece of pro if you will. From here follow the bolts (7) to an anchor on a ledge. Very good sequences, movement and holds. Sustained and fun at the grade. Bolted anchor.
Pitch 2: 5.11++, 80 ft. Looking up at this pitch it looks improbable but the sequences reveal themselves quite nicely. From the belay ledge, move left and follow good rails back right. Follow the bolts (10) up to the roof. Traverse to the left side of the roof. Pull the roof using small holds and glassy feet. This whole flake that you're pulling on is hollow. Beware. A small piece of gear can be placed after clipping the last bolt before the anchor. Bolted anchor.
Pitch 3: 5.10a, 50 ft. Follow the flare straight up off the belay. Place a cam high and work right around the corner and then back left under the roof. Wild climbing. Trend left around a roof to another bolted anchor on a big ledge.
Pitch 4: 5.9, 70 ft. Move up the varnished corner to another bolted anchor. Take care placing your gear as the rock on the right wall is suspect and the crack is somewhat flaring.
Pitch 5: 5.8, 70 ft. Follow the corner system to a large ledge with another bolted/tree belay.This is also the ledge where Hueco Thanks ends.
Descent: Rappel the route with one 60m rope. Five rappels total.