Fingers in the Honeypot
Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|Page Views:||263 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Dec 18, 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
DescriptionFingers in the Honeypot is a line that, in my opinion, is undeserving of the recommendation found in Red Rocks - A Climber's Guide II. The line is squeezed between two much better climbs, has some inexplicably unprotected stretches of climbing, is much harder than it's given rating, and has much hollow rock on the upper two thirds of the route.
Begin by climbing past 5 tightly-spaced bolts. Thin. Not much to work with here. Above this, the bolts end in favor of sporadic and sketchy RP placements. More insecure, thin climbing leads to easier climbing that wanders back and forth up crunchy features before the route finally joins the upper few bolts of Man of the People.
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