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|Type:||Boulder, 30 ft|
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|Shared By:||Emerson Takahashi on Nov 29, 2014|
|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
DescriptionHardest move of the problem is figuring how to get that flat edge after matching on the sloper.
Shorter climbers have to make a slightly reachy move around the bulge. Even though its fairly low angle, there's still 15-20ft until you're at the top of the boulder- Don't forget to bring your chalkbag!
Besides that, this is an incredible problem! Joe's Valley style rock.
LocationLocated right in between the two Fish Head boulders.
Start almost in the cave matched on a good ledge head-height. A lower start adds a grade or two.
To get down, climb over to the right side of the boulder where the angle lessens and scoot your way down the slab. Alternatively, there's a bunch of two bolt anchors that you could rappel from.
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