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Flying Chuckwalla 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mark Limage, Dave Melchior 2000
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Submitted By: The KY on Oct 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Flying Chuckwalla

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The route on the right that climbs a loose seam.


4 bolts to chains

Photos of Flying Chuckwalla Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: rapping Flying Chuckwalla
rapping Flying Chuckwalla
Rock Climbing Photo: finishing off chuckwalla
finishing off chuckwalla
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony flying up the Flying Chuckwalla
Tony flying up the Flying Chuckwalla
Rock Climbing Photo: Parker Fagrelius leading.
Parker Fagrelius leading.

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By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Oct 13, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Supplemental pro from .5 to 1 camalots (or equivalent) can be had enroute to the first bolt, as well as along the way to the anchor.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 13, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A route in need of an identity - it doesn't really know what it wants to be, somewhat muddled because of this. But worthwhile if around this area.
By dirty son of a cinch
From: las vegas, nv
Nov 13, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

my first lead climb, and definetly a climb worth doing..
By stvsmth Smith
From: Lander, WY
Nov 20, 2011

This is an interesting lead. The first bolt is high, and probably for good reason. If that scares you then you might wanna look at the bolts to your right. In the end, the moves to the first bolt are solid. There's fun movement to the last bolt and then almost 20' (?) of slab to the chains. The slab climbing is easy but VERY run out. Cannot-see-the-chains runout. I would love to lead this again, but only after more Red Rocks slab climbing. Heady 7 lead, but 7 moves nonetheless. NOT a good first lead.
By Patrick Mulligan
Nov 28, 2013

Its about 5.3 or 5.4 on the slab to the chain. You'd pretty much have to jump to fall off. That said, I did think that this was both a more difficult 5.7 with less obvious and more thoughtful moves than the 5.7 to the left. Great climb and great area for kids.
By Leslie McG
Feb 11, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Very thoughtful moves on somewhat polished rock. Felt harder to me then 5.7 . Heady lead with lots of interesting moves. Would not recommend leading this unless you enjoy slab and are ok with looking for holds as the more vertical sections require creativity.
By Adventure Chumps
Feb 12, 2016

I thought Red Rock was supposed to be soft....
By David Fogel
From: Lake Forest, CA
Apr 8, 2016

I agree that for 5.7 it is a heady lead and not for the beginning leader. I felt other 5.7 routes in RR were much easier. Some real interesting moves.

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