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Jackass Flats 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Joe Herbst and Matt McMackin
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Submitted By: Arthur Parker on Jan 1, 2005

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The second pitch.

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


Follow the S-crack up the middle of the face. After a couple of tricky move down low, the climbing is easy.



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By Cunning Linguist
Mar 22, 2007

Fun route! The approach to this route is more difficult than the climb, in my opinion. Could be done old school style on passive gear if that were your thing, but a 50m rope, single set of the usual suspects, and a hip belay will let you cruise this one in style. Easy but bushy gully descent, be sure to check out Blockade Runner on the way back to your gear.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2009

Seriously bizarre approach needs more description than the route. You climb up all the way to the base of Diet Delight, then scramble left along the cliff base up steep ledges to some bushes. Then crawl left through a hole in the bushes above a drop-off (scary with a pack on) and drop down around the corner to the base of the route (3rd-4th class). You do not want to leave anything at the base of this route (for you would have to traverse this approach three times).

Alternatively, it seems you could begin this climb from below the cliff band under the first pitch. You could probably climb through the cliff band and finish the entire first pitch.
By cassondra long
Sep 27, 2009

The approach from the horse trough printed in Jason Martin's Guide, Fun Climbs, Red Rocks gives an approach time of one hour. Don't believe it unless you are as tall as he is and a very fast hiker. This route gets afternoon shade (after 2:00pm) in late September. The approach was in the sun all the way until we got to the bottom of the route. The heat on the slog up the steep slope probably slowed us down quite a bit. The climbing was fun, and the hike back down was easier even though it was dark. Be sure to take note of prominent landmarks, as most of the trail on the slope is on game trails until you reach the bike path.
By raygay
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 8, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There is a rat's nest of old slings around a bush over the crest at the top of the slab. Apparently some have used these to rappel down into the descent gully to the south of the scarp after completing the second pitch. We continued up a third pitch and then wound through the broken ledges to the left to find our way to the descent gully . The gully is steep and full of loose rock, as well as being quite brushy. Otherwise, this is a very nice route.

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