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|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Dustin Hoover, Jim Mercer. October 27,2012.|
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|Shared By:||Rudeboy on Oct 27, 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
P1: Start on a solid gray face, the first 10' of the start could easily be contrived by moving 6 feet right. We however went strait up the face right where the picture shows, for some better steeper moves. Finish through the black corner (wide) and pull around some scrubs. Build belay on big ledge. 5.8 60'.
P2: Head strait up over a big solid flake toward two small bulges under a huge chimney. Work through the chimney (easier ground) on the right side crack with good face holds. Gain another big ledge and build belay. 5.8 100'.
P3: Start in another wide section follow up a ways.Small traverse gains the varnish bullet stone near some awesome plated rock. Keep heading up about center, jugs keep popping up and pro options if you want them. You hit another big legde on plated varnish and you could build a optional belay or do another 20' on some cool flakes and topout. 5.6 150'.