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Red Rib is a long, beautiful, single pitch route up the SW ridge of Castle Rock. Great position and good exposure are it's strongest points. The crux is right off the ground but the climbing remains interesting and in the 5.9/10- range for most of the first ~150'. From here, it's an easier romp to the anchors.
This route is a full 60 meter rope length.
The far right side of the Southwest Side of Castle Rock, it heads up the obvious rib just past the left side of the South Face.
All bolts(don't remember the count for this long route but probably in the range of 14-16). Rap anchors at the top. 2-60 meter ropes to rap straight down to the ground.
good look at Red Rib, the obvious red arete in the...
|By Zeb Kenyon|
From: Holladay, UT
Jul 5, 2006
Beware pulling your rope. I pulled left of the line into the gully and got the rope terribly stuck on Numbshall and had to climb Numbshall in order to free my rope, which turned out to be a good thing.
|By Brian in SLC|
Aug 22, 2006
Seem to recall rappelling to the climber's right with a single rope, to the rappel anchor on Little Time/Big Time, then off to climber's left after another rappel (or 2?), back into the base area at the start of Red Rib (so, not a long rappel back to the base of Little Time). Easy rope pulls.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 19, 2007
Great route. Exposed slab moves to exciting jug climbing. Must do!!!
From: Madison, WI
Aug 3, 2007
Awesome route! Technical and a bit scary. I love it.
|By Gary Schmidt|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
One of the best one pitch sport climbs you'll ever do.
|By Annie Smoot|
From: Butte, Montana
Aug 5, 2012
Fantastic route! Thought this was a bit run out as a neophyte leader. For me, the crux was the bear hug section about 2/3 the way up. Great exposure.
|By ben orton|
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
Awesome climb thinking its a 5.9 I would compare it to scream cheese at city of rocks cool balance moves. Maybe use slings on the first 3 bolts or so might help rope drag