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Irish Red 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Rob Bauer, Lin Murphy, & Tim Trout
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Apr 13, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Irish Red.

Description 

Irish Red is Murphy's other beer. This is a satisfying lead with good position at a moderate grade.

There's an 18' old-school runout on easier ground at the top; 1 optional piece would cut it in half.

You can either start directly up the slab or use the ramp on the right. Heck, make you're own adventure and climb up to the new anchor on Murphy's Law if you want. Just don't add more bolts.

This seems a little harder than Murphy's Stout, but what do you think?

Location 

This route is on the buttress to the right of Murphy's Stout and to the left of Murphy's Law. The start is right off the trail behind a large pine. There is a diagonal crack about 6 feet up. Rap the route.

Protection 

6 bolts to anchors. Bring a cam (0.4-0.75) or large nut (8-12) for the horizontal crack near the top.


Photos of Irish Red Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: [Murphy's] Irish Red with a rope showing ramp star...
BETA PHOTO: [Murphy's] Irish Red with a rope showing ramp star...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from the first bolt. The other 4 bolts are u...
BETA PHOTO: Taken from the first bolt. The other 4 bolts are u...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim sussing out the route.
Tim sussing out the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: The horizontal crack near the top with a 0.75 Cama...
BETA PHOTO: The horizontal crack near the top with a 0.75 Cama...

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 2, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a good route. I thought it was on the harder side of 5.7, but I am not a slab expert. The crux seemed to be between the 4th and 5th bolts. I think a 0.5 or 0.75 are the best sizes for a cam. It would be easy to join Murphy's Law if you brought a big cam, maybe a #4 or a #5.