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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: N. Smith 09/14/02
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Oct 25, 2009

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Red Cloud

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>


Translated as Red Cloud, this is a hard, continuous, and sustained line up pockets and shallow edges. Difficult to read, the short and sweet Red Cloud will keep your mind and body busy. Thin and tricky to start, Makhpiya-Luta climbs up and slightly left over mis-leading holds and thin edges to a small, troublesome bulge. Pass this and exit on more comfortable ground. Climb to the left and follow the bolt line for the full value, climbing right of the bolts makes this line significantly easier.


Makhpiya-Luta is the first route you encounter when approaching the Chief Wall. Its the far most right climb and the only route with so few bolts.


Draws for three or four bolts and an anchor.

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By Rob Stinogle
Aug 24, 2014

Start is a touch spicy and thin, but the rest is fairly easy, albeit a thinker. Climbs more like a 10a.
From: SLC, UT
Sep 20, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Rating seems off, more like a 5.9+ or maybe 5.10, but a fun climb.
By marcin ksok
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 22, 2016

Rating surely off, more like a 5.9
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Aug 28, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

If you stay right of the bolt line going to the 2nd its 5.10 but that would be contrived. 3 bolts and some very sweet pockets getting to the first bolt!

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