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Fine Whine 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Van Betten, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 2, 2009

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Looking down from the top of the varnish patch aft...

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 obvious corner and crack system above, eventually reaching the large ledge midway up the western wall. Continue across the ledge and up a crack to a belay position by a short chimney. Climb up the crack and traverse left at a large prominent varnish patch, then straight up to the summit.

Walk west to the rappel tree.

Location 

Scramble up the approach slabs to the brushy ledge at the base of the western wall. The route starts in the corner system on the left.

Protection 

We had a big cam (#6 Friend) and used it; two ropes for rappel


Photos of Fine Whine Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: An airy move to the left on the traverse.
An airy move to the left on the traverse.
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch climbs this aesthetic corner.
The first pitch climbs this aesthetic corner.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the uppermost pitch, contemplating the traverse...
On the uppermost pitch, contemplating the traverse...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fine Whine goes up the crack system at the left en...
BETA PHOTO: Fine Whine goes up the crack system at the left en...

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