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Railroad Tracks 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: SirVato on May 5, 2006

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This is a good warm up route.
Thin hands move off the ground to a good jam where you can stop to place gear. Climb up in to the corner and wrestle with the "Railroad Tracks"
There are a couple of good stem rests. Once the crack on the right widens you can move in to it and jam to the top.


One of the first routes when you get to the base of the cliff, It is a few lines to the Left of Swedin-Ringle


Camalots 2 #1s, 2 #2s, 2 #3s Maybe 1 #3.5
A yellow or green alien for the corner if you like

Photos of Railroad Tracks Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: RR
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew Clinkingbeard almost there.
Andrew Clinkingbeard almost there.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route as viewed from the base
BETA PHOTO: The route as viewed from the base
Rock Climbing Photo: throwing the rope down..this climb has gotten hard...
throwing the rope down..this climb has gotten hard...
Rock Climbing Photo: Good short warmup route
Good short warmup route

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By Rob Kepley
From: Westminster,CO
Feb 3, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Great route with fun movement at the start.
By superagave
Jul 11, 2007

fun start, good times
By Jonas Wiklund
Dec 13, 2007

Bear paws beware, first time around I did some 11c face/arete climbing to avoid the thin left crack. For me the the only way to do it straight in is with a footless move from a ringlock and a rattly fingerlock to a thin hand jam. My friend who is tall and have thinner hands than I have found the upper part harder then the start.
By tooTALLtim
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 28, 2008

Get on Mystery Machine after this!
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Thuggy for the low difficulty. What can I say about such a short route? Fun for no longer than it was, but not worth cueing up for unless you finish on Mystery Machine and head up to the top.
By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
May 21, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

My fat (and at the time, well-taped) hands suggest 11- for the first two moves. Otherwise it gets easier and tons of fun as you crawl higher.

SHAMELESS BETA SPOILER: Keep in the cracks if'n you wanna maintain style points. Otherwise, treat the generously-featured corner as a giant stem box to knock a grade off and give you ample photo ops...
By Brian Alexander
Oct 30, 2012

Fun warm up.

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