|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 300'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA:||Mark Limage, Gary Sanders|
|Submitted By:||Jeff L. on Aug 21, 2006|
|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 Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 6, 2012
A tip on finding the best approach - Hike up the canyon till you're about even with the left end of the Sandbox, then head up to the base of the route. With a little squinting, bolts are visible from the bottom of the route.
The first pitch takes a couple of gear placements then 5 bolts to a chain anchor. The second pitch has some gear placements, then three bolts, then a couple more final small gear pieces to a fourth bolt, which is really a directional for the follower, since the anchor is 15 feet or so to the right.
We used a couple of medium to large stoppers and smallish cams, up to a .5 Camalot.
Overall, it was pretty good climbing, with a few spots of slightly hollow sounding rock.
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
May 24, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
|fun route, after a spicy start (hence my PG rating) the climbing is mostly mellow, just have to remember to place some gear. After cleaning gear on the final pitch, get a lower and reclimb directly to the anchor. Way fun.|