Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 210 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Harrison, Crawford, Van Betten, Mammusia 1983|
|Page Views:||564 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Brian Prince on Oct 13, 2013|
|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
DescriptionAnother Whisky Peak cragging route. It's definitely worth it if you're looking for something new in the area or if it's crowded.
P1 - The gnarled and kind of scary roof. Climb up 10 ft. and get in a nest of not-so-great pro. Make a committing move to gain the undercling crack in the roof, get in some good gear, and continue up better rock to an anchor. 60 ft. 5.10d
P2 - Head up the beautiful, varnished, slot of a corner with a tips crack in the back. There are plenty of pods for your fingers and bigger pro. Pull a small roof and carry on over the bigger roof on jugs. It would have been nice to stop here, but continue up easier climbing to the anchor. 150 ft. 5.10c
LocationCorner system one left of The Misunderstanding which is left of Triassic Sands, Ixtlan, etc. Start under the big, ugly roof.
ProtectionSingle rack with some extra small (esp. grey and purple metolius) to finger size is nice. Two 70s made it all the way to the ground. Two 60s might, but if not stop at the first anchor.
Bottom anchor is nuts and tat. Take some new webbing, at the very least, for the top anchor which consists of a nut, jammed not, and slung rock feature.
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