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Cat in the Hat T 
Cat in the Phat T 
Centerfold T 
Chasing Shadows T 
Cookie Monster T 
Crunchy Cat T 
Dark Shadows T 
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Deep Space T 
Edge Dressing T,S 
Excellent Adventure T 
Extra Credit T 
Heart of Darkness T 
Left of Disco T,S 
Mescalito - South Face T 
Negro Blanco T 
Next Century, The T 
OB Button T 
Original Route T 
Parental Guidance T 
Pauligk Pillar T 
Pauline's Pentacle T 
Peyote Power T 
Pine Nuts T 
Rabbit's Arete T 
Risky Business T 
Sandstone Sandwich T,S 
Short Circuit T 
Slot Machine T 
Splitting Hares T 
This Ain't No Disco T,S 
Too Many Tantrums T 
Unknown (Thing 1) T 
Walker Spur, The T 
Wasp, The T 
Welcome to Red Rocks T 
When A Stranger Calls T 
Y2K T 

Bed of Nails 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Bindner and E. Holland, many years ago
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bruce Bindner on May 28, 2009

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


This fun chimney is the first wide crack to the right of Cat in the Hat. One pitch takes you up to join CITH to the right of that route's first belay.

The route is well named for an interesting section of calcite crystals on the wall of the chimney.

The route was originally rated 5.7 by the first ascent party. It feels significantly harder than 5.7 if you lack big gear nearby.


While waiting to climb Cat in the Hat, walk right from that route 50 feet to this chimney.

The crux involves chimneying out a bomb bay slot with what feels like big air below.


The FA party took and used cams to 12 inches as well as two #4 Big Bros.

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By Cunning Linguist
Dec 23, 2013

Cool to learn who FA'd this and what's on the gear list. I'd always wondered what the story was.

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