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Mz. Why 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: an ascent, Jan. 2015, SRuff & DCuster
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: dave custer on Jan 16, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: mz. why topi

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Up the crack, up the face above to a belay at the headwall. Tiptoe up this on flakes and trend left to the obvious, wide crack. Up this (# 5 camalot?) and then ramble to the top of the formation.

Next, leap from the top formation onto wall behind. Continue up Myster Z or head left and up Buffon's Needle Problem/Rose Hips. Alternately, head up and right a short pitch to a down-climb into a down-climb gully.

This climb would benefit from traffic after a soaking rain to clean the fragile flakes. Once trafficked, the climb will be delightful.


The right leaning crack system(s) that start halfway down the hillside between Myster Z and the trail.


Normal rack. A #5 Camalot might be in order for pitch 2.

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