|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 320'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||Marsh, Locatelli, 1990|
|Submitted By:||Guy H. on Oct 31, 2007|
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By Chris S
Oct 11, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chasing Shadows is a variation that makes Dark Shadows even more fun! Compared to other two-move 5.10s in Red Rocks, like Black Orpheus, Chasing Shadows probably clocks in more like 5.10- instead of 5.8+ (as listed in Handren's guide).
Linking pitches 1 & 2 is easy and logical. Make sure to use shoulder slings on the bolts protecting pitch 4. If you're climbing to the top of Mescalito (worth it!), a great gear belay ledge exists down about 20' down and immediately right of the normal 2-bolt anchor.
Gear: 1 set of stoppers #11-4, Single set of cams up to #4, double set 0.5-1. 8 shoulder slings, 4 quickdraws.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Mar 30, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
|Very fun. P2 had a good bit of hollow rock through the mid-section, solid pro wasn't super obvious at first. P3 is fantastic.|
From: Las Vegas
Jul 27, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
|This route goes into the shade around noon this time of year. 5.8+ seems fair to me, no where near 5.10.|