|Type:||Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 1200', Grade V|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a A3+ [details]|
|FA:||Nick Nordblom solo|
|Submitted By:||Danny Meyers on Aug 13, 2008|
|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 Karsten Duncan
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 14, 2008
|Very sweet. Nice to hear people are getting up there. . . well at least you are. I have thought about going up to do one of those things. You are definately going where few have (or ever will) go.|
From: the Mountains
Oct 5, 2008
Kellen Nelson (of NelsonVs.Hutchenpsycle uber-fame) and l climbed this line in May of 2005. I hitched from Fort Collins to Kellen's house in Reno. We drove to Vegas, climbed the wall(ran out of food and water--walk down descent sucks), and hitched back to the Fort. Outstanding line. Kellen took a factor-2 35footer and fully blew out a screamer on pitch two trying to go clean (#00 brassie stayed in-wire snapped while backcleaning our other #00 below him). A few small KBs and several peckers and RURPs were needed on three pitches. This line runs straight up the middle of the wall, aesthetic. Solo FA is Bold.
Needs to be done sans hammer. Though seems unlikely...
Descent: We tried the walk-down on the backside. We didn't want to rappel with bags. It was a bad idea, descending the rappel anchors is the way to go, without a doubt.
By David Allfrey
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr 17, 2017
This is a free route that goes at 13b now.
It's an excellent route, many hard pitches, cryptic and challenging climbing, beautiful stone. It has now seen 5 or 6 successful ascents over the last few years.
Overall the climbing is safe and well protected but not without moments of excitement (but minimal real danger).