REI Community
Smears for Fears Area
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Lebanese JoJo T 
Lebanese NoNo T 
Rojo T 
Smears for Fears T 

Smears for Fears 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
Season: spring and fall
Page Views: 1,508
Submitted By: Gary Savage on Feb 7, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Moving thru the first small roof. The second crux ...

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


One of the sweetest slab routes in red Rocks. Even though this is bolted one should view it as a trad climb as the bolts are fairly far apart and were put in on lead at available stances. The first crux comes about 15 feet up. The next crux is clipping and climbing above the last bolt. Long fall potential here if you skitter off. Once you get your hands on the ledge a quick mantle will slow the heart rate back down and easy 5th class to the anchor.


The obvious bolted slab 100' right of Lebanese Jojo.


Bolts and a couple of small pieces right off the ground.

Photos of Smears for Fears Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The first crux on Smears for Fears.
The first crux on Smears for Fears.

Comments on Smears for Fears Add Comment
Show which comments
By Cunning Linguist
Jan 16, 2012

After back-to-back efforts, the consensus in my group was that this was at least as difficult as Rojo. 11b/c may be lowballing it a bit.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About