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|Type:||Trad, Aid, 1250 ft, 8 pitches, Grade IV|
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|Shared By:||DesertDan on Jan 2, 2014|
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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
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
DescriptionP.1) Start either with Jet Stream/Celtic Cracks or Worried Wives Club/Guinness Book and climb to the base of the dihedral. 200'
P.2) Climb the dihedral to a small ledge and hanging belay on the right. 100' 5.10
P.3) Continue up the stellar dihedral to the top of the pillar. 175' 5.10b
P.4) Go down the bushy backside and traverse 15' right to a crack when the ledge drops off. Follow this and belay above some small trees. 180' 5.8
P.5) Climb up and left to a seam on the face, continue up the face on the head wall, left of the shallow dihedral, wandering back and forth. Belay at the base of the large rectangular recess. 200' 5.9
P.6) Climb the left side of the recess, starts as fingers and widens to offwidth at the roof. Cross under the roof (C1) to exit the right side. Belay on the large wedged blocks that form the roof. 100' 5.10c,C1
P.7) Climb the steep, now slightly less mossy, crack to a ledge. 100' 5.10
P.8) Continue up the crack to the top. 200' 5.7
Descent: Rappel the route (the first rap goes left to a small ledge on Jet Stream/Worried Wives Club).