|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 480'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
FFA: Joshua Janes & David Allfrey - Spring, 2013
|Submitted By:||Josh Janes on May 1, 2013|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Rob Fielding
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 2, 2013
|Sounds like a good line, lets see some pics!|
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 14, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Excellent looking line guys! Edit (9/27/15) I was able to climb this yesterday after wanting to get on it for a while. The rack beta is pretty accurate but for P2, save the #3 Camalot for higher up as well as a #2. The "boulder problem" crux is rather sustained and the jug rest after the first V4 moves is on a block I was hesitant to hang out on. The crux, in my opinion, is getting over the roof on slimps and bad feet.
P1: 120' 5.8
P2: 120' 5.10c
P3: 40' 5.12b
P4: 90' 5.9
P5: 140' 5.11b (Offset stoppers/brass are nice for this pitch.)
It may be possible to rap with an 80m rope? Or, easily with 2 60m ropes. The rap on the crux pitch has a bolt/leaver binder to facilitate the large pendulum required to reach the anchor.
By David Allfrey
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
May 28, 2013
This is a fun route, the pitches are really great.
By Austin Boren
From: las vegas Nevada
Nov 1, 2014
|Nice climb. Each pitch took a bit of thinking. Cool exposed crux. Small nut/rp's are nice for the last pitch. Thanks FA'ers.|
By Amos Whiting
From: Basalt, Colorado
Sep 27, 2015
We climbed this route last fall and it is quite good. One member got a "Trash" but the leaders french freed the harder pitches. The approach up the decent of Rose Tower is interesting yet goes fairly quick. The base of the route is marked with a amazing slab of varnished stone we dubbed "the laser slab".
P1: Pretty bushy and a bit funky to get started. A few fun moves before the anchor.
P2: Beautiful 10+ hands to a awkward hanging belay.
p3: The boulder problem description is correct for this. It is some .11- to a short V4. Our leader climbed it at .10+ A0. With a stick clip one could easily aid through.
P4: A bit hollow but never that hard.
P5: The glory pitch our leader climbed it at .10+ c2. It is a bit far to the first bolt. One could have a long extension off the anchor and clip the anchor as the first piece.
We rappelled the route with 2 60m ropes in 4 raps.
The rack is good, we would add a extra #1 and #2 Camelots for the 2nd pitch. Extra tiny cams for the last pitch.