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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, 75 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 782 total, 14/month
Shared By: Michael Kimm on Apr 20, 2013
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

Description

The impressive line between the approach pitches' anchors, capped by a very steep roof. From the 5.5 approach pitch anchor, scramble across the 4th class ramp to the center of the vertical wall. Clip bolt one, make a few moves through an opening 5.11 sequence, and follow the line for four more bolts until you're about 9 feet below the roof. Make several very hard moves on micro crimps until you can stab a hand into a little jug in the underside of the start of the roof. Gain two good holds on the lip of this initial roof, clip, and pull through three bolts of sixty degree overhanging terrain. Pull the lip, ten feet of 5.9 climbing to the anchors, and you've claimed your first ascent!
Project's working name is Kodiak, for anyone that's curious. May be as hard as 5.14a... hard to tell, given it feels substantially harder than anything I've ever been on.

Protection

8 bolts to anchors. Feel free to add an additional one between bolts five and six if necessary.

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Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
 
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
 
You can see part of the line in the photos of Ocean on Grizzly. I'll try to get a better shot of it next time I'm up there, especially if I decide to aid my way through the crux again. Apr 22, 2013
No pics? Damn, Mike, am I going to have to walk all the way up there to realize this is too much work for me?

On a serious note, cool of you to post up an open project. Most sportos out here would probably have just "added holds", and claimed it at whatever reduced grade. Looking forward to getting out there and checking it out. Thanks for making the effort. Civilization is cleaning up and getting better and better these days. Apr 21, 2013