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Doin' the Good Drive 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Beck, Steve Haase
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Cunning Linguist on Mar 2, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Left side of the Flight Path Area

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


An underrated and overlooked sister climb to nearby Straight Shooter, with everything including tips crack, flaky face, hand jams, a roof, a mantel, and easy-off chain anchors. Easy to toprope two other climbs on this face from same anchors. My partner felt this was 10a on toprope, I felt it was solid 9 and worth 3+ stars, not the *1* listed in the B/McM book.


Flight Path Area encompasses enough ground to house 25 Starbucks if the property was on West Charleston; this particular spot is a rope length to the right of the right boundary of the Stick gully-maybe a ten minute walk from Straight Shooter.


Standard rack w/extra small cams

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Rock Climbing Photo: The spectacular start of Doin' The Good Drive
BETA PHOTO: The spectacular start of Doin' The Good Drive
Rock Climbing Photo: Tackling one of the easy overhangs.
Tackling one of the easy overhangs.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe at the shared anchors
Joe at the shared anchors

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By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Nov 18, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

What an awesome, unheralded climb. Wow! Variety and sustained difficulty, very fun. Starts out like a miniature Straight Shooter and then goes through several awesome roofs with some of the best easy face climbing I have done at Red Rock above.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 26, 2014

Quality climb, stout moves.