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First Born 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ed Prochaska '90
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Jan 19, 2007

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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 >>>


Climb to the first bolt and then continue to a small roof and up through the crack system to the anchor.


Start down in the pit to the left of 'Shut Up and Climb.'


This was put up as a mixed route with three bolts. The guidebook also suggests a selection of large stoppers and a #4 friend.

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By Eric-D
From: Las Vegas, nv
May 22, 2011

There are 5 or 6 bolts on this route now. No need for any gear. Fun route with good holds.
By Nick Hamill
Jun 19, 2011

Yeah, I counted 6. The Handren guidebook mentions only 5 and that the crux is below the first bolt at 18'. It seems an additional bolt was added to protect that early bit.
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 23, 2013

What a lead! The bolts are more runout than your regular sport climbs and I'm not gonna lie, getting every clip was pretty dang scary. However, it is also an excellent climb with lots of great movement.

Getting to the 2nd clip is fine, but for the 3rd clip, you have to climb out to the left and with the runout, if you fall when you are by the 3rd bolt, you might hit the slab section if the belayer doesnt grab an armful of rope or so.
By Ted Baker
From: Caribou, CA
Oct 2, 2016

TERRIBLE bolting job!
Its almost like most every bolt was put in just out of reach of the best clipping holds, including one that could lead to a nasty fall on a slab. If it was a ground up ascent I guess I could see the intent, but if it was rap-bolted or retro-bolted the guy didn't know enough about bolting to climb the route before deciding where to put the bolts, or purposely put them in bad spots in probably some kind of lame contrivance to make it more dangerous. I suspect the later, so file under contrived.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Apr 18, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This will certainly wake you up.
By Bolter Bot
Jul 5, 2017

First bolt was replaced with an ASCA bolt and the anchor with ASCA glue ins.

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