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Geometric Progression 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Leo Henson
Season: spring & fall
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Submitted By: Gary Savage on Jan 5, 2007

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Toprope burn

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


This is the classic route on the cliff. Look for the hueco half way up the route. The Crux is very crimpy and technical and involves a high step and long balancy reach.

Apparently a hold in the crux has crumbled and it's now harder.


Half way down the wall. There is a large Hueco half way up. You will also notice more chalk on this one than most of the other routes as this is the most popular route on the cliff.



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By Aaron S
May 15, 2008

There is a note written in chalk at the base of this route about one of the bolts being bad. I was told that the bolt walked halfway out just from rope movement. Hopefully someone with a bolt kit wants to do a little community service.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 14, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13

Cool fun climbing leads to BOULDER crux. Not sport climbing crux but boulder crux! Excellent route worth the skin for sure!
By jessy
From: las Vegas, nv
Nov 9, 2014

This is an awesome route. Everyone talks shit on this route bc a hold broke but the beta to move through that section flows well and is very interesting. I never climbed it before the hold broke but I would be willing to bet it is even better now. Also, I am 5'2 and I can say that no move is reachy if you figure out the beta!
By Justin Turner
From: Cave Creek, AZ
Jan 23, 2017

Was very close to sending this route years ago but always fell at the crux move (right hand crimp move to left hand slopey sidepull). Had heard the crux right hand hold broke but was skeptical that it would make the move that much harder. Well, it definitely is harder, ha. All good, routes change over time and that's OK. But it definitely is a harder move. For those who have never been on this, you won't ever know! For those who have, you can share in my whining, ha. One of the best mid-grade 12's I've ever been on and solid grade imo.

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