Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
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|Shared By:||harrison t on Mar 26, 2015|
|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
DescriptionDying Breed follows the pretty seams and cracks through the nice varnish. Falling before your first piece would not be too fun, especially with out a pad. Once through the initial sequence and you have your first piece this climb is not run out, just spicy!
Start on two chalked up small plates, take a deep breath and pull bouldery moves up and left to a stance to get your first piece. Continue up the steep wall with pretty good gear, there will be a section or 2 that feels a little bold. Get a good rest and gear before punching through the great finish on this classic test piece.
It is easy to rap and check out placements before tying in... I'm glad I did.