|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 480'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
FFA: Joshua Janes & David Allfrey - Spring, 2013
|Submitted By:||Josh Janes on May 1, 2013|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Rob Fielding
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 2, 2013
|Sounds like a good line, lets see some pics!|
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 14, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Excellent looking line guys! Edit (9/27/15) I was able to climb this yesterday after wanting to get on it for a while. The rack beta is pretty accurate but for P2, save the #3 Camalot for higher up as well as a #2. The "boulder problem" crux is rather sustained and the jug rest after the first V4 moves is on a block I was hesitant to hang out on. The crux, in my opinion, is getting over the roof on slimps and bad feet.
P1: 120' 5.8
P2: 120' 5.10c
P3: 40' 5.12b
P4: 90' 5.9
P5: 140' 5.11b (Offset stoppers/brass are nice for this pitch.)
It may be possible to rap with an 80m rope? Or, easily with 2 60m ropes. The rap on the crux pitch has a bolt/leaver biner to facilitate the large pendulum required to reach the anchor.
By David Allfrey
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
May 28, 2013
This is a fun route, the pitches are really great.
By Austin Boren
From: las vegas Nevada
Nov 1, 2014
|Nice climb. Each pitch took a bit of thinking. Cool exposed crux. Small nut/rp's are nice for the last pitch. Thanks FA'ers.|
By Amos Whiting
From: Basalt, Colorado
Sep 27, 2015
We climbed this route last fall and it is quite good. One member got a "Trash" but the leaders french freed the harder pitches. The approach up the decent of Rose Tower is interesting yet goes fairly quick. The base of the route is marked with a amazing slab of varnished stone we dubbed "the laser slab".
P1: Pretty bushy and a bit funky to get started. A few fun moves before the anchor.
P2: Beautiful 10+ hands to a awkward hanging belay.
p3: The boulder problem description is correct for this. It is some .11- to a short V4. Our leader climbed it at .10+ A0. With a stick clip one could easily aid through.
P4: A bit hollow but never that hard.
P5: The glory pitch our leader climbed it at .10+ c2. It is a bit far to the first bolt. One could have a long extension off the anchor and clip the anchor as the first piece.
We rappelled the route with 2 60m ropes in 4 raps.
The rack is good, we would add a extra #1 and #2 Camelots for the 2nd pitch. Extra tiny cams for the last pitch.
By harrison t
From: Black Hills, SD
Dec 12, 2015
|Fun route.. Three #1s and 2s would not go unused on P2.|
By Darren in Vegas
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 7, 2016
The length of the last pitch will be the limiting factor in rappelling and is too long for double 60m, double 70m will get you down for sure. I also think that the 2nd pitch is too long for two 60s, again double 70 would work.
Heard through the grapevine that the last bolt of the crux pitch was primarily intended for aiding through, and may be hard to clip on lead while free climbing.
Another rumor has it that the seam that starts last pitch was originally lead on all gear, the bolt was added later to make this more fun and a touch safer.