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|Type:||Trad, 650 ft (197 m), 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Sam Boyce, Andy Stephan Dec 2017|
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|Shared By:||Sam Boyce on Apr 13, 2018|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
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).
The first pitch is a hidden gem of technical crack climbing. After the first pitch, the angle kicks back and becomes more moderate on generally good rock. It makes for a fun adventure and a great cap to any day in sandstone canyon.
P1 5.11b 140 ft A V3 boulder problem protected by 2 bomber knifeblades leads to a bouldery and varied crack. Stop at a stance right where the the crack tops out or continue up the easy face to a small ledge about 60 ft up.
P2 5.6 150 ft Easy face and crack leads up then left to the base of a massive, slabby left facing corner.
P3 5.8 100 ft Straight up the thin slabby corner, belay on a ledge right below the massive roof.
P4 5.4 200 ft Escape to the right and stretch your rope on easy slab.
P5 Low 5th Continue up the ridge until you feel comfortable putting the rope away.
Descent- Scramble up and right, aiming for the large tower shaped summit. Cut right down the scramblers gully at the base of the tower. 3/4th class slabs lead you back tot the wash.