Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Richard Harrison, Paul Crawford, Paul Van Betten, Sal Mamusia
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Shared By: Matt Kuehl on Apr 23, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Return to Forever is an impressive but varied offwidth crack that splits the wall to the left of Ixtlan. This less travelled line features no protection bolts and requires a little more commitment and large cams than its neighbor Ixtlan. The climbing demands an array of offwidth technique as well as some creative use of face holds. A truly enjoyable climb with great exposure and just a little bit of an odd ending.

Pitch 1: 175' Start in the flaring hand crack above the large chockstone. Climb the long wide crack eventually pulling a roof. Build a belay 20' above the roof when the crack narrows and just before it juts left.

Pitch 2: 30' Traverse right from anchor to gain the finger crack (airy). Climb this left-trending crack to a bolted anchor. Rap to the ground with two ropes.

Location

The awesome crack to the left of Ixtalan.

Protection

Single Rack to #2, double #3-6, additional #3.5-#5 optional

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