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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on May 1, 2006

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Nate snatching the jug above the crux roof. Decemb...

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


This route starts out with some 10+/11- climbing up to a huge ledge. The crux involves the process of moving out onto the roof holds and then pulling over the roof. I suggest a heel-hook, as it is very well-protected... so GO FOR IT! The top is more 10+/11- climbing, and really more a matter of fighting off a pump.


This is the only south-facing route in the main alcove. It is the obvious chalked line that climbs out over a roof.


5 bolts and the anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: About to hit the crux roof pull
About to hit the crux roof pull
Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the crux roof pull
Just past the crux roof pull

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By T_jones
From: Salt Lake
Feb 25, 2008

Awesome route! Very fun roof move...and felt a little easier than .11d. Should definitely try this one

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