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Routes in Tattle Tale Gully

Clear Cut T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Killjoy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: FA: Unknown
FFA: Joshua Janes & Joanne Urioste
Page Views: 279 total, 13/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Feb 18, 2016
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

Clear Cut is a fun and challenging little pitch just right of Killjoy. Belay from the lowest flat area and scramble up an easy corner to a ledge. From here carefully step right into the obvious left-facing flake and place your first piece. Continue up the flake being judicious with gear placements and climbing delicately as the flake is hollow for a 10-15 foot stretch. Above this move left on excellent varnish to a stance (crux). Pull onto the steep wall above and up on surprisingly good holds to an anchor above a ledge. Instead of taking the steep headwall, it is also possible to continue left from the stance following the flake all the way to its end.

Location

Located up the Tattle Tale Gully, this route is exactly 600 feet from the start of Olive Oil. Once you scramble through the notch to enter the gully, tunnel up underneath Heinous Penis (the obvious, beautiful leaning wide crack) and continue scrambling along the righthand wall for another 450 feet. The routes are on the right.

And yes, I did say "tunnel up underneath Heinous Penis".

Protection

1x tiny to 0.75 Camalot.
No wires needed.

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