Return To Forever
Avg: 3.1 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Richard Harrison, Paul Crawford, Paul Van Betten, Sal Mamusia|
|Page Views:||2,475 total · 35/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Kuehl on Apr 23, 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
DescriptionReturn to Forever is an impressive and continuous offwidth crack that splits the wall to the left of Ixtlan. This less travelled line features no protection bolts and requires a lot more commitment, large cams, and cajones than its bolted wide crack neighbor Ixtlan. The climbing demands an array of offwidth technique as well as some creative use of occasional 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.