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Hole in the Pants 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Gary Savage and Jake Burkey (1998)
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Submitted By: Collin K. on Mar 19, 2014

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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 >>>


A decent little two pitch route that climbs the slabby face on the right side of Winter Heat Wall. Good practice for building anchors.

P1) 5.3. 120'. Start in some bushes below a slabby crack (look for a hollow flake about 15' up). Climb ~20' to a small ledge and continue through a slight off-width to a larger ledge (be mindful of rope drag in this section). Follow the obvious crack/ramp left to a right-facing corner. Build an anchor here (small cams and nuts).

P2) 5.7. 70' Stay slightly right of the corner on cracks and sandy edges, climbing up to/past a small overhang. Step back into the corner, above the overhang, and follow the corner to the top. (1"-2" cams for anchor).

Descent: From the top of P2, traverse left (east) along the ledge and rap off the fixed anchors at the top of Winter Heat (first anchors you come across). You can additionally rap off the tree at the top of A-OK (far left side of wall).


Far right side of Winter Heat Wall, center of the large slabby face.


Standard rack (including nuts) to 3". Gear anchors.

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