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Roto Hammer 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Daryl Ellis 1992
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Submitted By: Ian Wolfe on Apr 30, 2006

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Jen on Roto Hammer 5.10c

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

Description 

Begins at the second left-facing flake, 5 feet right of Haunted Hooks. Stick clipping the first bolt is recommended, as the spot from which you clip it has a slopey and somewhat sandy foot position, and I've seen someone unexpectedly come off there. Great Red Rocks face climbing up 7 bolts through 2 cruxes. One of the best routes on the wall!

Location 

The third route on the wall from the entrance, 5 feet past Haunted Hooks.

Protection 

7 draws and a couple more for the anchor.


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Rock Climbing Photo: John nearing the anchors
John nearing the anchors
Rock Climbing Photo: David at the 3rd bolt
David at the 3rd bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: Lea throwing the hammer down on Roto Hammer
Lea throwing the hammer down on Roto Hammer
Rock Climbing Photo: Roto Hammer on the right and Haunted Hooks on the ...
Roto Hammer on the right and Haunted Hooks on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ethan leading Roto Hammer
Ethan leading Roto Hammer
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the first crux of Roto Hammer 5.10c I believ...
BETA PHOTO: Me on the first crux of Roto Hammer 5.10c I believ...

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 15, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

On 3/15/11, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the anchor on this route. The new bolts are 1/2" x 2.75" SS 5-piece equipped with double ring rap hangers.
By Alexander Choi
Feb 26, 2012

For me the crux was pulling past the roof feature towards the top. After 5 lunges for the jug, I finally stuck it and continued on with the onsight of the climb. Definitely a dramatic climb for me!