The Right Stuff
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Routes in Challenger Wall
|Adventure Punks T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Challenger T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Enterprise T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Explorer T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Jupiter II T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Lost in Space T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Right Stuff, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Space Cowboys T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Voyager T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|X-15 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jay Smith & Paul Van Betten - 1986|
|Page Views:||488 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jun 4, 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
DescriptionThe Right Stuff is a wild route that climbs a series of enormous flakes on the left side of the Challenger Wall. Care must be taken when climbing and protecting this route.
Begin about 50' left of Challenger at a small left-facing corner. Climb these corners and grooves to an obvious roof/undercling crack. Jam out the left side of this and work up and left on a horizontal. Gingerly mantle up to a massive flake and climb the right side of it (increasingly more solid sounding). At the top, hand traverse left and step up into an obvious right-facing corner. Protect and climb a punchy crux to a good cam in a horizontal and make one last mantle onto a ledge. Belay here or lower to the ground.
There is a second pitch (5.10a) that continues up the right-facing corner above to a wide roof with a large chockstone.
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