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You Are What You Eat 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Feb 1, 2004

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Some TR'ing on Cannibal Crack

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


This route climbs the left-leaning cracks on the south-east side of Cannibal Crag. Start in the left-most crack, merge with the second crack and shoot for the top of the boulder. Alternatively, you can traverse left near the top to the cold shuts on Caliban.


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By Mark Allen
Apr 17, 2007

I did this route with my friend Michelle last week. Excellent beginner lead. A little more difficult than 5.4 at the top but the holds are all there.
By chris t
From: cle elum,wa
Oct 22, 2007

Route seemed a little tougher than 5.4, (This was climbed to the top) especially compared to Abbey Rd. Was still fun for my second gear lead!
By CalebSimpson
Apr 4, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Definitely harder than, 5.4. I would say 5.6. I am new to trad, and so far have found every route rated 5.4-5.5 (in Red Rocks) sandbagged. I felt they were all harder.
By Greg Gibson
From: Napa, Ca
Oct 22, 2008

found the route hard to lead but good rock for sandstone.

I love this formation with all the routes on it.

This is a great area to take a noob out to learn to place gear while still being on the deck.
By dnoB ekiM
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

I did this route as my first route in Red Rock as a solo (after soloing regularly in the Peak District in England) when I first moved to Las Vegas in 1997...the top out is the crux. I remember standing there for about 15 minutes...wondering if I would make it. My last solo!
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 3, 2010
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Handren calls this route "Cannibal Crack"

I agree that it feels like a sandbag, but I think that it's mostly just really awkward. While I like this sort of climb, I wouldn't want to do similar climbs all day. Still, good practice to get in something different.

We stopped at the anchors at the top of Caliban here and were going to TR that route until we saw the anchors. I don't even know what they were...two spinner metal "hooks," both loose, both worn from rope pulls, both wide open at the top. I backed them up with a cam to bring up the second and was a little sketched rapping from them.
By Jason D. Martin
Jan 8, 2010

There are two bolts at the top of the formation that can be used to top-rope both Caliban and You Are What You Eat. The cold-shuts should be avoided...

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 20, 2010

On 5/19/10, the ASCA replaced the anchor bolts on this route and equipped the new anchor with mussy hooks. Both bolts are 1/2" x 3.5" 5-piece.
By Ben Sherwin
Mar 2, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Climbed the crack this weekend. It wasn't hard necessarily, but awkward. Second trad lead, took a fall from the lower middle section when a foot slipped, piece held :-). Not as easy to protect as Cover My Buttress on Panty Wall, my first lead. Thus giving it a 5.5. Traversed to the bolts - was a fun couple move traverse.
By MariaZ
Jul 17, 2017
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

I did the 5.9 variation by starting to the right of the crack. It was a fun little move to get onto the wall.

Thought the rest of it was a little easier than 5.4.

Definitely bring along a 5. I had a 6 and could have placed it.

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