|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 360'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||John Williamson, Bob Logerquist. Sept 1970|
|Submitted By:||Sue B on May 25, 2010|
|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 Nick Hamill
May 9, 2011
hiked/scrambled about 100' up and to the left of physical graffiti to reach the start of the climb.
The first pitch involved easy chimney moves for less than 100' before I reached a slung chockstone that sat 20' below a roof and right facing corner. I skipped that belay and setup an anchor on a ledge 10' higher though, if I climb this again, I'd probably use the chock.
The 2nd pitch must be the 5.8 bit and involved pulling around a right facing corner into an offwidth crack on some rather crumbly rock. Although awkward, the moves were quite interesting. I found it difficult to place good gear.
I ended the 2nd pitch after about 100' as I reached easier terrain. A easy final pitch (~100') lead to a plateau with a cairn and a straight forward descent to the left.
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 10, 2017
Climbed this on 4/6/2017:
Pitch 1 quite easy, maybe a 5.5.
Pitch 2 was fully bolted (including a 2 bolt anchor with rap rings) and 5.8.
Pitch 3 was difficult to protect and the rock is quite soft. I don't think it was very difficult, but I was only able to put in 2 pieces and sling a dish. Not a very enjoyable pitch and probably wouldn't repeat it, but just rap down from pitch 2 instead.
At the top we moved over to the right and rappelled down from the top of Physical Graffiti to the top of pitch 3 of Big Bad Wolf with 2 more rappels down to the ground (70 meter rope).