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Contrail 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 1250', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b C1 [details]
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Submitted By: DesertDan on Jan 3, 2014

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Contrail to the best of my knowledge.

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

Description 

P.1) Start either with Jet Stream/Celtic Cracks or Worried Wives Club/Guinness Book and climb to the base of the dihedral. 200'
P.2) Climb the dihedral to a small ledge and hanging belay on the right. 100' 5.10
P.3) Continue up the stellar dihedral to the top of the pillar. 175' 5.10b
P.4) Go down the bushy backside and traverse 15' right to a crack when the ledge drops off. Follow this and belay above some small trees. 180' 5.8
P.5) Climb up and left to a seam on the face, continue up the face on the head wall, left of the shallow dihedral, wandering back and forth. Belay at the base of the large rectangular recess. 200' 5.9
P.6) Climb the left side of the recess, starts as fingers and widens to offwidth at the roof. Cross under the roof (C1) to exit the right side. Belay on the large wedged blocks that form the roof. 100' 5.10c,C1
P.7) Climb the steep, now slightly less mossy, crack to a ledge. 100' 5.10
P.8) Continue up the crack to the top. 200' 5.7
Descent: Rappel the route (the first rap goes left to a small ledge on Jet Stream/Worried Wives Club).

Location 

Start from the First Creek Ramp behind the large pine tree marking the descent for First Creek Slabs.

Protection 

Stoppers and Cams up to #5(BD) with doubles for fingers & hands


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By DesertDan
From: Arvada, Co
Jan 3, 2014

This is the climb we found last year when I went to repeat Jet Stream. I asked around but all I got was second hand information that it was called Contrail and I'm not certain about the exact route. It's hard to say if the lead bolts we found infringe onto Jet Stream because it had been so long from when I first climbed it it was hard to remember exactly where we left the dihedral for the prow. There are bolted belays on much of the climb now. On the plus side, rapping was way easier than the hike off we planned. Especially since we had run out of water. Also, we thought the C1 move could be free climbed at 5.11/12 but we were too tired for that by then.

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