Type: Sport, 700 ft (212 m), 6 pitches, Grade II
FA: 2020 Boyce, Chapko, Gilmore
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Shared By: Sam Boyce on Jan 4, 2022 · Updates
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For more information, photos, and topos, see the new guidebook for mulitpitch sport routes in Red Rock NCA and surrounding areas!


P1 90’ 5.10a Start directly below and slightly to the right of an obvious open book. Step right after a horizontal crack, then left into the main corner. Steep stemming at the top leads to good ledge. 

P2 100’ 5.8+  Climb straight off the anchor to the left most bolt line, this trends left up the face then back right to a good ledge. 

P2v 80’ 5.10b Head straight up the face on steep but good holds to the same ledge. There is a perma-draw on this pitch that you should clip if you are rappelling the route. This is to help keep you on route and to help keep your rope from falling onto loose rock on the big ledge below. 

P3 150’ 5.10a  Step left off the belay and follow the obvious bolt line up the epic face up past rap anchor to ok ledge. 

P4 40’ 5.0  Scramble up and slightly right to huge ledge with anchor at the base of the next wall. 

P5 140’ 5.8  straight up through a small roof past a rap station to a decent ledge. 

*Move the belay across the big dirt ledge to an anchor at the base of the next pitch.  There is a lot of loose scree here, be careful not to kick off any rocks onto climbers below.

P6 70’ 5.8+ Straight up off the belay on steep jugs to a high first clip, sharp face climbing leads to a ledge. Inobvious moves left of the bolts then back right lead to easier climbing to an anchor at the top of the wall. 

Descent: Walk Off, only rappel the route in case of injury or weather.

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Approach: Park on Kettle Ridge Drive. Pick up the Cleod 9 mt bike trail. Follow this to the junction with the Secret Menu Trail. Turn right on secret menu, follow this trail until you reach a feint cairned climbers path bellow the buttress. This takes you to the base of contagion.

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Bolts. Helmets!