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Scent of the Ultraman 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mark Limage and Hal Edwards
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Submitted By: TedV on Dec 27, 2008

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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 >>>


Easy slab climbing on the left side of the Ultraman Wall. The first bolt line to the left of Clutch Cargo. Its a good warm up for the rest of the wall.
Like the rest of the wall, it is a little run out between the bolts but you're not going to hit the ground anywhere.


Ultraman wall about 60 feet left of Clutch Cargo.
You can lower off or rap with a 70 meter rope or hike to the left end of the wall to the gully.


7 bolts to the top and good anchors with chains.

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By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 25, 2012

Fun slabby climb, 70m rope gives you just enough to get down. Tops out at the little cave.
By Tom Lausch
From: Madison WI
Apr 26, 2013

Be careful with the first two bolts. After that your good to go. Getting to the first two bolts is easier climbing but mentally tough. Amazing climb.
By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Dec 27, 2015

Really fun climb. Except for the chipped holds. Someone VERY recently (still lots of dust around) did some of the most heinous chipping I've ever seen in almost 40 years of climbing. On a 5.7? WTF? Appears to be done with a power drill, from the messy peck marks around the chiseled holds.

Some bolts on this route appeared to be very new, so same drill may have placed (replaced?) these and chiseled holds at the same time?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 3, 2016

More information on the extent of the damage to this route can be found here:

Drilled Vandalism

If the person who did this sees this, we would all appreciate it if you did not use power tools to modify the rock on any existing route, or any new route. It is one of the highest precepts of climbing to take the rock as it exists and work to be up to the challenge it presents, no matter what the grade. If you are interested in route development, please let me know and I will put you in touch with those who can teach you how to properly install a route.
By Mark Limage
Jan 13, 2016

Returned to Ultraman Wall yesterday for first time in many years as I wanted to check out the recent "modifications" to Scent of an Ultraman. Almost 20 "enhanced" holds have changed the route forever. I removed the 3 new bolts and patched the holes. If the 3 new additional bolts were the only modification, I probably wouldn't have bothered to remove them. But now, the route is likely more 5.6 than 5.7...and will be forever. Down low on the route, there are enhanced holds on 5.4-5.5 terrain. Damn. Shame.

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