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Approach Pitch Left S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Approach Pitch Right S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Bear My Soul S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Behavior Issues S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Broad Border S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cowboy Bebop S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cowboy Curse S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Grizzly S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hippie Vest S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
J Nasties T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lunatic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Open Project S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Outlier S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Semantics (AKA Some Antics) T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Soul to Bear S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Summer Session S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Summer Vacation S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Trust Issues S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trust Me, I Lie S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown Corner T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Michael Kimm, Summer 2011
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Shared By: Michael Kimm on May 17, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


Start in the bowl 40 feet up under the impressive overhanging wall. Climb through four bolts of amazing, Red River Gorge-style varnish pockets to a shallow body-sized hueco. A stretch and some delicate moves up and right gain the flake on the arete, and six more bolts of sustained, steep jugs finally brings you to the anchor. Pumpy. Once it's fully cleaned up, it will be every inch its four stars.


Bolts to chains.
Rick Vermeil
Erie, CO
Rick Vermeil   Erie, CO
It's really not chossy at all. Sure, something could break on this, but I only noticed a few spots that seemed possible let alone definite. All the sandstone in RR feels like its going to break but rarely seems to under normal conditions. Don't be dissuaded by the comments trying to scare you away. Nov 8, 2017
T.J. Esposito
San Diego, CA
T.J. Esposito   San Diego, CA
No exaggeration, someone is going to get killed on this route or very lucky. I second Justin. Got on this today as a quick fun burn before some turkey day dinner and I was absolutely terrified. I've seriously been less scared on R/X slab at Suicide. The pockets felt fine on the way up but almost pulled a section off while cleaning. Then you're pulling on a huge pillar that's super suspect and creaky and the bolts also happen to be in it. You pass that and think "well at least i won't die AND kill my belayer now" but then you hit the blocks Justin was talking about. Nothing but scars and your pulling move after move on the next scar in the making. The rock under the patina is super dangerously soft. Most of the route of overhung so you're extra likely to pull shit off and it's more likely to hit your rope and/or belayer. Buyer beware. Nov 24, 2016
A couple things about this route. First of all, generally speaking, this thing is really great. The bottom is steep and fun. Pockets of honeycomb seem mostly strong and durable. The crux is punchy, but not bad. The upper section (post crux), however, is on lots of questionable rock. For the most part, you're on huge holds that seem solid. But, I had a huge brick-sized block (previously a jug) explode under my fat left foot, ending my send attempt. At the top, just before you start to traverse left on the final jug rail, there are a couple large flake-ish jugs for your right hand that flexed when I grabbed them. They are huge and could easily be pulled off, which I would have done if I thought there was any way I could ensure that the giant hunks of stone wouldn't have severed my rope or domed my belayer! Making it worse, because these blocks are so far off to the right from the anchors, it would be really hard to get them after clipping the chains. Not sure how to clean them, but these things will come off eventually and they could potentially cause an accident. Climb at your own risk! Maybe wear a helmet as the belayer. It's too bad because this climb really was a lot of fun, with a long battle against the pump. Not sure I'll go back to it. Let me know if anyone else pulls off any big stuff or can report on the condition of this route. Nov 20, 2016
MN norske
  5.11b PG13
MN norske   Henderson
  5.11b PG13
This and the rest of the climbs at this wall are suspect and chossy for the most part. Not my favorite crag. Needs a ton more traffic for cleaning up. Mar 22, 2014
Austin Boren
las vegas Nevada
Austin Boren   las vegas Nevada
This is a classic. Great, sustained climbing. 5.11- at least until the flake half way up breaks off. Oct 14, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
This line is worth the hike- super fun and mellow start to a very doable crux to an interesting and sustained 50' of climbing. This route is long and fun and not to be missed. Very excited to see it clean up a bit more! Apr 20, 2013