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Clutch Cargo 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Oct 14, 2003

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


This is the first route on the left. It follows 7 bolts on good varished edges. This route is the best protected route on the wall. It felt easier than the 5.8's to the right. The climbing is fun and can be done with a single 60M rope.


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By Tea
Feb 15, 2006

New guide says this is 5.7? Anyone else think this? I thought the other 5.7 (scent of an Ultraman) seemed easier. Maybe this is 5.8? I dunno......slabby.
By Larry DeAngelo
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 15, 2006

New guide is wrong. Old guide said 5.9, and that's what most think.
By Matt McMurray
From: Castle Rock, CO
Apr 20, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I call it 5.9... when I climbed it it was nearly 100 degrees out, my feet were screaming/sliding all over the place, and I went home with a wicked sunburn... hence, not my favorite wall! =)
By Danny Inman
From: Arvada
Nov 27, 2006

Got on this with the 5.7 rating (new guide book) in mind, and just though Red Rock Slabs are sandbagged or that I'm a slab weenie (which I am). The climb is fun, long, and has a bolt when you need it.
By Tea
Dec 21, 2006

the farthest left route on the slab is "Scent of an Ultraman"..a Limage line hangers..5.7 ish...mayb.. Single 60 M will leave you with some easy downclimbing on the rap.
By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 3, 2007
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Here is my 2 cents on the ratings fiasco on Ultraman Wall. The new Limage route on the far left is certainly the easiest on the wall IMHO. I would give it about 5.7-. Clutch Cargo is in no way as hard as Ultraman and Speed Racer so I would put it at about 5.8- at best. Ultraman and Speed Racer are super fun and I think the only grades pretty correct or close around 5.8+ish?? Clutch Cargo also has all the bolts right where you best need them so no sweat, enjoy the route and go for it! Just my worthless 2 cents..:)
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 15, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not 5.9 - I agree with the 5.7 rating. IMHO the best of the routes on this wall. Nice sequential and steep start to a ledge then very sustained slabbing up to a somewhat dubious open cold shut and closed shut anchor.
By gilbert.2003
From: Burke, VA
Oct 14, 2007
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The climb is about identical to Ultraman so I go with 5.8+. I suggest you bypass the anchors (loose bolt on the open cold shut) and move right to Ultraman's anchors.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 27, 2009

On 11/27/09, the ASCA replaced the anchor bolts on this route- the old shuts were replaced with 1/2" x 2.75" stainless 5 piece bolts and mussy hooks for rappelling.
By Cunning Linguist
Dec 24, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I don't know where people are getting the 5.7 from, this is sustained at the 8+/9 grade. The start itself is harder than .7. Don't get suckered. I had to throw for a hold and I'm 5'10". Good climb though.

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