Black and White Crack
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|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||400 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Townsend on Nov 6, 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
DescriptionClimb the crack-chimney system in two pitches, belaying wherever it makes sense. The rock is mostly quite solid, and very featured. Despite the modest grade, it's very much a rock climb, not just a scramble.
LocationAround the corner right of the Diet Delight area, scramble up about 100' to a stance below a vertical chimney-crack system in a big left-facing corner. The left wall is mostly black varnish and the right wall is mostly white, hence the name. A large square-cut overhang is just to the left of the base of the corner. Descend by going up and right over a notch, traversing, and descending a long gully (not the first, steep one, but the wider one beyond it). The descent is time-consuming, and probably more of an adventure than the climb.
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