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SALT 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, August 2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Oct 7, 2013

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SALT, Calico Basin, NV.

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

Description 

Start 20 feet right of Disarmament, under a squeeze chimney. Climb the chimney with many face holds around it. At the third bolt, where the line splits, take the left bolt line (going straight up) and fight your way up and over a bulge with poor feet. Climb the slab above, and when the wall steepens, use opposing flakes and specific feet to gain an angling flake of jugs. Up in the varnish, follow the line up and slightly left, finally arriving at the high anchor. A long technical route.

Protection 

13 bolts to anchors.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Craig high on SALT.
Craig high on SALT.
Rock Climbing Photo: Craig at the end of the crux on SALT.
Craig at the end of the crux on SALT.

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By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
Oct 9, 2013

Cool positioning with some good moves... but lots of very breakable holds, most of which are crucial to the route. Might get better with time, but there is still a lot of crunch left
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 11, 2013

This route has gotten harder since the FA- looks like a pretty crucial hold snapped off. I had to pull through down low, and eventually bailed higher up (free biner for someone!). Not sure of the grade now- probably 5.11 something.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 10, 2014

Okay, so I finally got around to going back up to suss the damage... SALT seems completely intact to me, still sitting at a comfortable 10+. Tons of chalk on it too; someone (or many someones) have given it a good many gos it seems. Feels more solid than the first ascent too.. cleaning up well!

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