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The Trophy Wall
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Caught in the Crosshairs S 
Dodging a Bullet S 
Indian Giver S 
Java sit start, Java boulder 
Keep Your Powder Dry S 
Meatlocker S 
Midnight Cowboy S 
Mystery Remover S 
Pet Shop Boys S 
Sharkwalk S 
Trophy Crack 
Trophy, The S 
Twilight of a Champion S 
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Keep Your Powder Dry 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Mike Tupper, 1992
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
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Submitted By: Drew Peterson on Apr 11, 2007

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Drew Peterson flashing Keep Your Powder Dry, Troph...

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


Keep Your Powder Dry climbs the steepest part of the Trophy Wall. It starts on jugs, moves into several cruxes and gives you a rest on a ledge more than half way up. Execute through a few more vertical boulder problems and clip the chains at the very top of the Trophy Wall.


The very center of the Trophy Wall; climb out the steepest part of wall.


10 bolts, usually has fixed draws

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Sam Cody
Photo by Sam Cody
Rock Climbing Photo: steeeeeeeep!
Rock Climbing Photo: Keep Your Powder Dry
Keep Your Powder Dry
Rock Climbing Photo: JC on Keep Your Powder Dry
JC on Keep Your Powder Dry
Rock Climbing Photo: reaching for the star
reaching for the star

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 27, 2012

The 5th bolt on this route needs to be replaced. Its a stud bolt and had become loose as of today- I tightened it down, but a glue-in replacement would be ideal.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
May 16, 2015

The 5th bolt is still loose on this route and unable to be tightened. The first four chains no longer have biners on them. They were gone when we arrived.

EDIT: (5/21/15) Was just back today. Someone put brand new biners on first five draws. Thank you Simon.

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