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Cal. West 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Albert Newman
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Apr 28, 2006

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Jake on the starting crux of Cal West

Climbing in Red Rocks after heavy rain can permanently damage the rock! MORE INFO >>>


This route combines some slab climbing (not my forte) with some face climbing. It is a long warm-up. Be sure to tie a knot in the belay end of your rope if using a 50m cord, especially if belaying from down the ramp!


When you reach the alcove of California Crag, head west about 100' on a white slab. It's the red arete about 30' right of a water streak.


8 bolts to anchors (This is an update to the Swain book which says 6 bolts... apparently 2 more were added).

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A view from the top of Cal. West.
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Andy starting up Cal West
Andy starting up Cal West

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By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

kind of a 1 move wonder at the start on not great rock, then a soft rock thin section and a bit of 5.8 climbing. OK if you just need a final route in the sun.
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