Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 270 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA: Unknown.FFA: Josh Janes & Cole Nelson - 2016|
|Page Views:||986 total · 64/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Oct 13, 2016|
|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
DescriptionAirhead is a two pitch climb (5.10d and 5.12a) up the attractive wall and vague arête sandwiched between Jet Stream and Atmospheres. It finishes at Atmosphere’s third pitch anchor giving the option to top the route out or descend.
P1 (5.10d, 100’): Begin as for Jet Stream by scrambling up past a bush and then up a slab and flake to a loose ledge behind a tree. Head up the right-facing corner above, but where Jet Stream pulls up and left to a chain anchor, instead undercling wildly rightwards underneath the large roof system (crucial blind #3 Camalot around the right end of the first roof). Pull up through the tiered roofs (2x bolts) to access the main wall, belaying just above the lip of the roof at a stance.
P2 (5.12a, 170’): Step up from the belay (bolt) and work upwards by sidepulling the seam to the left (good wired stoppers) and the arête to the right, eventually gaining a second bolt and easier climbing. Continue up past another opportunity for protection and a good rest before committing to the steeper wall above. Increasingly difficult climbing (5x bolts) leads to an intricate crux at a fixed draw, then more gear placements before gaining a steep, blunt arête. This leads (3x bolts) to the awesome belay ledge at the top of Atmosphere’s third pitch: Finish with that route’s final pitch (much harder) or rappel.
A note about the rating: This route is 12a the same way Jet Stream and Atmospheres are 12c.