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Gift Rapped 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Karen Peil (bolted by Mike Tupper), December 1990
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Submitted By: Kaner on Nov 29, 2006

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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 >>>


Borrowed from Todd Swain's Classic Rock Climbs: Red Rocks.
"Given as a Christmas present! Start 8' right of the last route (Death Before Decaf-12b), at a shallow, left-facing corner by a small pine and oak. Clip 6 bolts as you climb along seams to a chain anchor."

Really a 1 move route, rest of it goes at 10something. Crux is about 1/3 of the way up but the fun doesn't stop until you're at the anchors!


Follows obvious chalked up seam at a left-facing corner.


6 bolts to chain anchor

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By Gary Savage
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 27, 2007

This one isn't as hard as the grade given in the Swain book. Probably more like 10d. Makes a nice warm up.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 4, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Thought this was quite good- forgot I had done it. If you have the moves dialed, it will feel pretty relaxed, but onsighting can be tricky. I think 5.11a is fair for this route, although its a good bit easier than the '5.11a' two routes to the right!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 21, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

On Friday, February 21st 2014, the ASCA replaced all protection bolts and the anchor of this route with ClimbTech glue-in wave bolts.

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