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Beauty T 
Forgotten, The T 
Truth T 
Ugly Sister, The T 
Vegabondage T,TR 
Virtue T 
Wisdom T 


YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Joe Herbst, John Byrd
Season: All
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Submitted By: Matt Kuehl on Feb 29, 2012

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Matt Kuehl summons his inner Joe Herbst as he star...

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


This seldom climbed splitter squeeze is a true test piece for the modern day crack climber. Beauty has been described as one of the harder free climbs of the Herbst era and is quite strenuous and run out. This climb is committing, and will have you questioning your sanity, among other things of questionable importance.

On this route you will encounter an offwidth crack that leads to a tight squeeze chimney which gradually widens. Be prepared to clip an ancient bolt then plug a Big Bro and run it out for 20+ feet of great squeeze climbing. Once at the top kiss and lower off a slung tree with a 70m.


The striking central crack at The Triad.


#5 and #6 cam, #4 and #5 Bro, a small/medium nut or two, prayer book of choice, and a helmet for the belayer (recommended).

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By smassey
From: CO
Mar 2, 2012

Nice work, hoss. That looks cool. You'll have fun at the Blood Wall, too.
By Isaac T.
From: Yokosuka, Japan
Mar 5, 2012

A fine write up regarding this climb can be found here

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