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Routes in Alternative Crag

Desert-erada V2 5+
Flying Rats S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hotline S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Nirvana S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Paralyzed S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prophet, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Psychic Eye S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Revolver T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Un-Named Traverse V5 6C
Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Matt Kuehl on Feb 26, 2014
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

This unique crack offers something for the offwidth enthusiast or any individual looking for something different. Start at the very back of the crack, and bury your feet up high. Do a sit up and shuffle out the roof. Pull the lip with a fun pivot and the help from a few edges. Although not technically all that difficult, it is quite an enjoyable climb. Additionally, there are probably numerous ways to climb this.

This reminds me of a similar (but easier) sandstone version of Vedauwoo's Desiderata V5. The name is a reference to that.

Location

Sitting near the wash below Alternative Crag is a large boulder split wonderfully by a tapering offwidth crack.

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Matt Kuehl
Las Vegas
 
Matt Kuehl   Las Vegas
 
It's by the base of the hillside near the spring. Ground level more or less. In the bouldering guide the area is known as the Ash Creek Spring boulders. Apr 4, 2014
Aaron S  
Looks like a fun problem. Is this at the base of the hillside by the spring or up near the crag itself? Apr 3, 2014