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Routes in Rough Rider Wall

AC Power S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Barn Door S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cold Fusion S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Crescendo S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Crosstafarian S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cruise It Or Lose It S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Don't Disrespect The Cattle S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Gamble on John S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Horsewhipped S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
JBone Memorial Highway S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Kid Charlemagne S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Morning Mate S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
One With Everything S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Packless In Paradise S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Riddler, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Riders on the Swarm S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Riders on the Swarm Extension S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rough Rider , The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Roughians S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Saddle Sores S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Semi Bluff S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Semi Bluff All In (Extension) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Send Train Surfer S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Sleazy Rider S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Superbad S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tough Enough S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unknown Right of One With Everything S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown left of Cruise it or Lose It. S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Wild Woozy S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Scott Ayers
Page Views: 78 total, 1/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on Apr 9, 2012
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. Details

Description

Named after the 1976 Steely Dan song, which was later sampled by Kanye West, 'Kid Charlemagne' starts fierce before easing into a pleasant romp. This route climbs gray, less-than-vertical limestone.

Despite being well-bolted the belayer should pay attention since the start is technical and tricky. I would recommend against belaying from the ground.

Location

'Kid Charlemagne' starts from the terrace on the left side of The Rough Rider Wall. It is the right most of the two terrace routes.

This route is accessed with a small scramble. There is a bolt for the belayer to use as an anchor. With a 60m rope it is possible to rappel past the belay to the ground.

Protection

Bolts to leaver biners.

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Toast with Butter
Tempe, AZ
  5.11c
Toast with Butter   Tempe, AZ
  5.11c
definitely a hard 11 start, as with the shorter climb immediately to the left. Sharp, challenging and progressively easier as the route goes up Dec 5, 2013
Hard start with a pretty long reach which is harder than the rest of the climb but the climbing above it is very nice. May 8, 2012