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Bandage Girl 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Matt Schook and Joshua Gale 05/08/14
New Route: Yes
Season: Cooler Weather
Page Views: 270
Submitted By: 1j1 on May 14, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Matt at the start of Bandage Girl.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Begin at about the low point of the formation, just to the right of a scrub oak (and where Matt is standing in the photo). Follow discontinuous cracks up and slightly left through the fractured white face, aiming for a varnished and overhanging off width at the top. The first 2/3 of the route feels like a seldom traveled (sandy-ish) white rock adventure out in the canyons. The off width is the crux and is bullet varnish. To descend, walk from the west edge to the east for 30ft., chimney down to the left for ten feet and hug the wall to the right past scrub oak.

Location 

The obvious fractured crack system on the west face of The Salt Factory.

Protection 

Single rack of cams through Black Diamond #5. Build an anchor on top.


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By 1j1
May 14, 2014

Climbing the route using the off width primarily, may yield an easier or more difficult ascent. I don't know personally because I hate anything bigger than perfect hands and only arm/shoulder barred the upper crack until I could use face holds to escape.

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