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Soupy Sales 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Swain, Gill, Krolak '99
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Mar 20, 2003

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Good climb for any beginner.

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


This climb is just to the left of the major deep dihedral closest to the parking area. Climb up a shallow corner only a 5 feet left of Chicken Gumbo (the major dihedral). This route barely feels like a unique route due to its close proximity to its neighbor.

Set up a gear anchor, then the base can be reached by a walk off to the right.


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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 28, 2006
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Way easy climb but good for a warm up?? Takes gear really easy and the walk off is easy too, might only be 5.5?
By Ron Graham
Mar 1, 2009
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

This is an awesome route on which to give someone a first-time leading experience because the climbing is easy and short and you can sew up the route with nuts, cams, and tri-cams. Also, the solid ledge and cracks at the top make it easy, safe and comfortable for a new leader to practice anchor building.
By Alex Rogers
From: Sydney, Australia
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

My first trad lead in many years, and a good one to get back into things on - easy, good pro, easy to set up belay at top.
By Keithb00ne
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 26, 2013

This was our first trad route. Easy route that can be protected with only a set of nuts and slings. Cams are optional in my opinion. Unlimited options for gear placements.
By Ben Townsend
Apr 15, 2016

Maybe 5.4, if that. Unlimited protection options.

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