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Red Cloud 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Oct 31, 2010

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Walt a bit past halfway on Red Cloud.

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Description 

An excellent, long route through interesting (and sharp!) rock. A large dish midway up, just to the right of the line allows for a no-hands rest (and for clowning around).

At the midpoint rap anchors the rock gets a bit steeper, but good holds abound and in only one or two locations do you wish for slightly better feet.

Location 

The left variation of the lines that start up the tall main face of The Watch Tower proper. There is a rectangular, slotted pocket below the first bolt, which can be gripped like a ladder rung. After the fourth bolt, head left (to the left of the bathtub dish in which grass grows).

Protection 

Fourteen bolts (the guide says seventeen — I'm pretty sure I would have noticed an additional three bolts but I didn't see 'em). Bolted anchors.


Photos of Red Cloud Slideshow Add Photo
Perin starting up Red Cloud.  Photo by Zane.
Perin starting up Red Cloud. Photo by Zane.
Walt at the midpoint rap anchors.
Walt at the midpoint rap anchors.
Relaxing in the "bathtub."  Photo by Zan...
Relaxing in the "bathtub." Photo by Zan...

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 16, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

You need to use the mid anchors to get down unless you have an 80M rope. A 70M doesn't even get you close...I tried.
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