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Smooth Sailing 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: FRA John Wilder, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Mar 26, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Smooth Sailing

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


This route follows the water-polished crack on the right (western) side of the descent gully.


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 31, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

i'm totally claiming the FA on this one...FRA MAYBE....normally i wouldnt care, but this route was done on hexes and nuts only in a crack that REALLY doesnt like them- i would have been much happier with a cam or two! probably a solo in the end...
By Larry DeAngelo
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 1, 2009

Yeah-- it's coming back to me now. Good lead on that. Isn't it neat how a small change in hardware can add such an increment of interest to a climb?

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