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Rigger Mortis 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, June 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Jun 29, 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 >>>


Climb the short corner to a break, traverse slightly right, and continue up the slab to the right of the bush in the rock face.


7 bolts to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brandi 30 feet up on Rigger Mortis. 40 feet to go.
Brandi 30 feet up on Rigger Mortis. 40 feet to go.

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By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Apr 3, 2012

This is a perfect place to take newbies. One recommendation; consider setting top rope anchors instead of leading this route (5.7+) until it has seen some more traffic. On Saturday, I almost took a lead fall about 5 feet from the anchors/10 feet from the last bolt after pulling off a rather large hand hold. Cool routes though! Thanks Mike, and it was nice to meet you on Sunday (I was the guy with the yellow hat that you were talking about the death blade with)..
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 14, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I thought this route was the best on the crag. An extended draw or 2 can be helpful to reduce rope drag
By Nicholas Gillman
From: Las Vegas
Oct 11, 2015

The right anchor bolt is slightly loose , enough to let the hanger spin. Left bolt/hanger is still bomber.
By Anna Kramer
From: Denver, CO
Apr 29, 2017

Right anchor bolt is still a little loose as of 04/24/2017, allowing hangar to spin. My partner tightened it with a pair of Leatherman pliers (all we had available) and rapped off of it afterwards, but folks should keep an eye on it, especially if top-roping this route for a while.

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