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Red Hot Chilli Pepper 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: N. Strickland, T. Crabtree, 1992
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Submitted By: Tony B on Oct 4, 2006

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A rarity in the Red, being a climb with a low angle crux, with small holds. Climb up pockets and horizontals past a few bolts and gear placements (small-med cams or tricams) and get into the business, a low angled slab with small holds. Continue to the shuts and rap off.
Lowering off and TR-ing are less advisable on this route, since the angle of the rock seems to create a twist in the rope as it goes.


This climb ascends the low-angle wall (relatively low, anyway) just left of headstone surfer and just right of an arete.


A set of draws and a few tricams or cams for the horizontals between the bottom bolts.

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By BrianWS
Jan 31, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The guidebook gives an R rating... if you only bring a rack of draws. Treat the first 25 feet as a mixed route, and it's as G rated as they get.
By Tom Atkins
From: Carbondale, Illinois
May 29, 2015

An excellent thin Crux midway challenges even the solid 11 climber.
Good stuff