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Fender Bender 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Matt McMackin & Jim Whitesell 1973
Season: cool weather
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Feb 6, 2008

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

Description 

Climb the slab to the flake, then cork screws back to face climbing on the right. I put a PG13 rating of this b/c any fall would send you into the off-width for a very awkward landing.

Location 

The obvious curving crack seen from the parking lot

Protection 

single rack to #4 cam


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Rock Climbing Photo: Up in the chimney
Up in the chimney
Rock Climbing Photo: Fender Bender
BETA PHOTO: Fender Bender
Rock Climbing Photo: off-width crack on white slab
BETA PHOTO: off-width crack on white slab

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By smassey
From: CO
Nov 22, 2010

On 11/22/10, the anchors were replaced on this route with ASCA 1/2x3.75 w/ rings. The established anchor was set up in such a way that it was loosening the bolts and wearing out their placements.
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 24, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This is a fun route that protects well. The route offers several options for climbing styles -- stemming, face climbing, and even a lieback at the top. Best route on this wall, in my opinion.
By Josh Janes
General Admin
Dec 29, 2016

LOST (12/29/2016): Sling and Nut Tool. I forgot a sling (which I could care less about) and a nut tool (which has a lot of value for me). Either at Fender Bender or Man's Best Friend. I will reward you very well if you return them to me. Thanks!
By alextasco
Dec 29, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Just a note this route is easily rapped with a single 60m.

Josh, what time did you climb? We were on the climb sometime between 10am and noon and I did not see anything.
By Sean Cooney
Mar 16, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This is a very fun route, but a touch run-out (~15' off the deck) to the first gear placement. After that, it protects well and has some fun moves.
By john harrison
Mar 17, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Easy slab friction moves up to a well protectable crack system. A fall up to this point would be more of a "slide". Nice Warm up. Takes pro to 4 inches.

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