|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 200'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]|
|FA:||T. Souders, B. Hayes, 1984|
|Season:||When it is dry.|
|Submitted By:||Tony B on Nov 27, 2006|
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By Chad Wagner
Jul 10, 2012
Classic Outing here. Dont be intimidated, all gear is good, dont think a PG is needed. Sorry Tony B. Break down in 4 pitches is best to avoid rope drag and makes one of the cruxes better to cope with.
1st belay on first ledge, quite spacious and beachy.
2nd on next ledge.
3rd hanging below roof.
Possible to link into just two pitches but I would advise double ropes for this. Upper crux is obvious and heinous, but a blast. With one last note, 3.5 and 4 old camalots work great up high and watch a loose block in the roof if you hang the belay(4 camalot works great here). Best multi pitch in the Red(Jungle Beat is a close second).
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 5, 2013
4 pitches for a 200' route?!?!?
I didn't have any drag problems the way I protected it.
From: Knoxville, TN
May 27, 2014
|Epic and adventure are perfect words to describe this classic multi-pitch at the Red, but I would also add "sustained." This route does not let up the entire 200'+, from the first move off the ground, to the difficult last 20' off-width. My friends and I did this route in 3 pitches for better rope management. Route could be done in 2 pitches bypassing the hanging belay under the roof, but would cause a considerable amount of rope-drag. Cordalette anchor at 1st belay ledge. Double-ropes to rappel.|
From: Red River Gorge, KY
Feb 8, 2017
|The rock in the hanging belay is quite scary and hollow. I would recommend doing the hanging belay at the end of the roof instead of the beginning. If you don't belay from the end of the roof, be extremely careful in your placements because your rope can get stuck behind your cam lobes on the cam you place at the end of the roof right before the offwidth.|