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Crazy Eights 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Ward
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Nov 8, 2006

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Crazy Eights, a long route with killer view

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

Description 

This is a long route, and serves as a good warm-up. Climb the vertical varnished face through a series of high feet and good holds to the top. A few sections seemed to be confusing to the less experienced climbers in our group.

This route used ALL of a 50m rope, so it would be wise to knot the end of the rope as a protective measure when lowering-off.

*NOTE* This route is still relatively new as of this posting (11/06) and although I spent some time cleaning more of the broken rock, there is considerable breakage of the rock edges that haven't yet been worn down. I would advise wearing a helmet to belay until these routes get some more traffic.

Location 

This route is located one line to the right of the far left end of HSTD. Head left of the obvious roof behind an outcrop. You climb/shimmy/stem up a small chimney to a sloping ledge below this and the two other routes on each side of it.

Protection 

Nine bolts to the chain anchors.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the route. December 2008.
Starting up the route. December 2008.

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By Brittany V
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 28, 2012

As of 7/28 some of the bolts are spinning and there are two Xs marked. Seemed safe enough to climb, but be aware.

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