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The Glitch 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Tupper, 1990
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Submitted By: chris deulen on May 24, 2006

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Jay Knower on The Glitch. Photo by Kayte Knower

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


This beautiful line traverses the overhang at the far end of the Gallery, a few climbs to the right of The Gift. Hand over hand movement along a fantastic rail leads to a dynamic move followed shortly thereafter by a ginormous hueco rest. Continue the route with a creepy runout to homemade anchors on the adjacent wall to the right.


6 bolts, 2 anchors

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By 426
Mar 21, 2007

For some reason I always thought this was "The Glitz"....
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 26, 2009
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

I thought that this was a lot of fun up until the last 10 feet. The end is pretty out of character compared to the rest of the route.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Feb 22, 2012

I thought this climb was great. Long move to the shark's fin. Fixed permadraws as of feb 2012
By RyanJames
Mar 25, 2012

I think this route is the most classic route on the wall, except for the last ten feet, which pretty much suck.
By acoe
Oct 28, 2012

Accidently pulled out the last bolt and chain draw clean from the

P.S. Scared the S*@t out of me!!
By don welsh
Sep 20, 2015

"The Glitz"

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