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Big Red 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 145'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bob Parrot and Chris Misavage '94
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Submitted By: Ladd on Jun 5, 2007

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Big Red


Requires two rappels if you are climbing with only one line!

This Route can be done in one or two pitches and offers one huge pump if you sack up and go for it in one pitch.

The climb goes at a hard 5.10d if you aid the lower crux, so the crux isn't the pump it is the technical start and the demanding footwork it requires.

Climb the steep face using flakes, liebacks, crimps and big moves to gain not great holds for small rests along the way.

The crux is at the third of 12 bolts.


The big red line on the left/center portion of cliff, 30' right of Wild Thing(5.13).


12 bolts to anchors.

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By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Nov 15, 2008

The best single pitch of climbing at the grade I know of.
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Nov 20, 2008

.....except that it's a bolted crack. This pitch IS fantastic, but the bolts are a shame.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 28, 2009

Ya I'm not sure what Bob was thinking. He explained it to me but.....
ANYWAY a GREAT climb. On cathedral it would have 1-2 bolts and be 5.12
By climberbob
Jul 20, 2010

the bolts protect the independant arete to the right(get a life)big red was led w/o bolts in the upper half on the fa. the rope used to get sucked into the cams while climbing the upper corner...clipping the bolts on get a life eliminates the problem..get it?
By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 24, 2010

Got it.....kind of.

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