The Stick-Slip Phenomenon
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||an ascent has been made, Jan 2017 DCuster & SRuff|
|Page Views:||107 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||dave custer on Jan 29, 2017|
|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
DescriptionQuality, steep #3 camalot crack climbing with a pair of bonus, wide sections.
Face climb around the bush that guards the start; chimney/stem to the #6 sized crack; struggle to the hand jams; jam; struggle...
As you pull the final move out of the crack, look left and marvel at the piton placed under the foot-stool sized block on the ledge you're belly flopping onto...