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|Type:||Trad, 440 ft, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Dec 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" 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 area).
Scramble up a rib of rock to a small ledge just right of a tall, spindly fir tree and rack up at the base of a short crack in black rock.
P1 (5.10a, 150’): Climb the crack and head up a right-facing corner, passing a small ledge, and continuing up into an obvious left-facing corner. Follow this - occasionally stepping out around it to the right to use face holds, but always using the corner itself for pro - until reaching a belay on a cramped ledge near the top of the corner.
P2 (5.10a, 70’): Traverse straight left across a smooth slab, clipping two bolts, on the way to a crack and a nice open book. Follow this upwards to the top of the system and step left to a comfortable belay.
P3 (5.10c, 100’): Face climb up off the belay past a bolt to reach the bottom of a short finger crack. Above this crack step right to gain a second crack and follow this until it too ends. A few face moves lead to the left end of a long belay ledge.
P4: (5.12a, 120’): Move to the right end of the ledge and ascend a short, left-facing corner until it’s possible to clip the first of two bolts. Climb up the face to a serendipitous black knob, clip the second bolt, and traverse rightwards with difficulty to gain the bottom of a splitter finger crack. Follow this incredible crack upwards for 70’ to a steep, smooth wall. Move right around the wall and easily up and back left to an anchor.
Descend by rapping with a 70m rope (watch your ends), utilizing anchors both on and off the route (see topo).