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Routes in The Salt Factory

Bandage Girl T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Super Meat Boy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: Matt Schook and Joshua Gale 05/08/14
Page Views: 275 total, 6/month
Shared By: 1j1 on May 14, 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

Begin at about the low point of the formation, just to the right of a scrub oak (and where Matt is standing in the photo). Follow discontinuous cracks up and slightly left through the fractured white face, aiming for a varnished and overhanging off width at the top. The first 2/3 of the route feels like a seldom traveled (sandy-ish) white rock adventure out in the canyons. The off width is the crux and is bullet varnish. To descend, walk from the west edge to the east for 30ft., chimney down to the left for ten feet and hug the wall to the right past scrub oak.

Location

The obvious fractured crack system on the west face of The Salt Factory.

Protection

Single rack of cams through Black Diamond #5. Build an anchor on top.

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Climbing the route using the off width primarily, may yield an easier or more difficult ascent. I don't know personally because I hate anything bigger than perfect hands and only arm/shoulder barred the upper crack until I could use face holds to escape. May 14, 2014