|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 650', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||Chris Dabroski, John Hoffman 1999.|
|Submitted By:||John Hegyes on Mar 13, 2008|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Mostafa Noori
From: Oakland, CA
Nov 20, 2012
Pitch 1 I found once you start climbing the face the gear is tricky (as John mentions) and can be a little run out.
The next two pitches we did a slight variation:
Pitch 2 We set the belay higher about 40-50ft below the roof. Climb up and then through a tunnel. The tunnel is pretty neat. Climb up the left crack until it ends build a belay. We did not set our belay above the roof.
Pitch 3 Traverse right for about 100ft set up belay as you would on the normal route. I placed a piece at the crack the normal route takes.
Pitch 4 Climb the crack until it tops out.
MysterZ is a better approach for Brownstone. This could be an alternative if there is a line at MysterZ.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 16, 2014
|Moderate adventure climbing at its finest! On the first pitch, a 70m rope is helpful for reaching decent belay stances. The top of the first pitch has some very thought-provoking climbing. Rope drag is a potential issue on every pitch, so running pitches together has limited value. The big traverse (start of pitch 4 per the description above, end of pitch 3 for us) is less obvious than it might seem from the description. Standard rack to #4 was fine, but I was wishing for more long slings on the first pitch. Finally, in mid-November the sun went behind Cloud Tower a lot earlier than we'd hoped, and we never really caught up with it for very long during the rest of the day.|
From: Tacoma, WA
Nov 30, 2015
|Pretty fun climb, adventurous. There are definitely some runouts on 5.6/5.7 terrain, and may be a little bold for the 5.7 leader.|
By jersey girl
Mar 4, 2017
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
|This is a very serious climb. You can easily be 50 feet above your gear. That being said, it it solid, old school, fun! I was surprised to find a bolted anchor on the top of what we called pitch 1, and a half rope length slung boulder up further. After that you're on your own.|
8 hours ago
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
All comments above are spot on. I'll add:
- You could rapp off the bolted anchor at the top of P1 with two ropes, but after that, the only way down is up.
- The rock at the beginning of the huge P4 run-out is often weak. Choose wisely. Move gently.