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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Randal Grandstaff, Dave Anderson 1978
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Submitted By: rockratrei on Nov 20, 2006

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Remote control bottom layback

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


Start at a beautiful dihedral with a 2" crack for
~ 20', continue up over the roof, around the bulge, into the chimney, exit out onto the face
and follow face features to the 2 bolt anchor.


Right of Out of Control


SR, double 60 m ropes

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By Josh Audrey
Apr 21, 2007

you can lower with a 70 meter and have a top rope.
By Aaron S
May 3, 2007

The first half is a super classic hand crack/corner. The second half is, uh, not so classic.
By Bill Bones
Nov 5, 2007

another good route. The top is a bit runout but it is not the hard part of the route either. this route is also 130 feet. A 70 meter will work.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 8, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a great route. Laser cut layoff at the start, cruise around some blocks, stem the chimney corner and face to the left so you never enter it and climb the final face and crack. A wonderful warm up for the crack right next door.
By Cunning Linguist
Jan 23, 2012

70 meter=230 feet. Divide by two, 115. Extra couple of feet lying on the ground, 105-110', max. I understudied for the Count on Sesame Street.

This route has a couple of massive loose blocks on it. I really enjoyed the pitch, but will caution that pulling too hard on some stuff could kill your partner pretty easily. If I get back out there, I want to work on the anchor, since the top bolt crossloads any biner clipped to it and it's building into a slingfest up there; maybe I'll take time to trundle the beasts, too. After moving my pack 50 feet away...

I used 3 #1s, a 2, a nut, and a 0 TCU to protect the pitch. More is available, just a heads up that there's a lot of #1 happening.
By michalm
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice tight hands for <30 feet. Then face climbing with questionable rock.
By DylanJK
From: Berkeley, CA
Jan 3, 2017

Heads up - huge loose blocks are still there.

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