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High Scalin 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 240'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: rockratrei on Jul 25, 2008

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The obvious right leaning crack

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 face to the right leaning crack in the center of the wall.

Location 

Walk off to the east down a gully.

Protection 

SR


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By Cunning Linguist
Nov 18, 2013

Not the most solid rock you'll ever climb. Fun adventure though. Bonus summit after topping out has memorable views.
By Ben Townsend
6 days ago

I'd suggest a single rack to 4" with doubles in the 1-3" sizes, plus all the small cams you can carry. A heady, intricate route despite the modest grade, with sometimes challenging gear. The crux is right off the deck, but the climbing will likely keep your full attention to the top.

The first belay is at a small, exposed stance; fortunately, the gear's good there. To descend, we walked up and east until we reached a slot-gully that led easily down left (north). A scrambling route leads up to the summit from the top of the descent gully, marked by a stack of cheater-stones, but we did not find any easy way off the summit to the east or south.