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Purple Haze 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: BenL on Jan 17, 2009

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

Description 

a good climb, although a bit sandy. It has lots of round holds, a distinct crux, and a few knee-bars.
A good line.

Location 

The arete on the right of a big groove.The groove is on the right of Stratocaster.

Protection 

Many bolts


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By Cunning Linguist
Nov 2, 2011

This route was a ground-up project begun by Paul Van Betten and Sal Mamusia. The line originally went up the gear-protected corner to the left of the current start, and they had already climbed and bolted most of the line (5 bolts above the initial gear start on the overhanging face were placed by this team). Dan McQuade happened to walk by, asked a few questions, then returned a few days later to rap-bolt an anchor and a bolted face start, claiming the first redpoint. The line is considered stolen to this day by locals.

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