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Soylent Green Jeans 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Climb the positive leaning corner and crack up to the roof (crux) pull through the roof and continue up the weird crack to an alcove.


Start at the base of a large pine tree.
Rap off a tree behind the route and off to the east towards the parking lot.



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The crux overhang
The crux overhang
Soylent Greenjeans route marked
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Went up with Jen today (10-17-2009) and led the route for the second time in the last 20 years. Great route!
Went up with Jen today (10-17-2009) and led the ro...
Brett getting in some pro before pulling the roof (crux) of Soylent Green Jeans. Fun climb! <br /> <br />Taken 6/27/07
Brett getting in some pro before pulling the roof ...
If you want a little extra fun after doing Soylent Green Jeans, you can have a beautiful top out by continuing on some easy, fun 4th class, and low fifth class terrain (a few pitches long) You can descend via some really fun down climbing of the gullies, and a couple of short raps from natural pro to get you back to the base of SGG. What a blast! <br /> <br />Taken 6/27/07
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At this point the difficulties are behind you.
At this point the difficulties are behind you.
Looking up at the route.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the route.
Jonny on Soylent Greenjeans, Red Rock, Willow Springs. I never get tired of this climb!! Sept 2012. Photo by Gigi.
Jonny on Soylent Greenjeans, Red Rock, Willow Spri...
Soylent Gigi cruxes.
Soylent Gigi cruxes.
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By Francis Baker (fran)
From: Las Vegas,NV
Jun 4, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

This is an excellent route! Start at the base of the upper large pine tree and follow the corner past a small pine, over a roof and belay atop the corner under a large ceiling(55m+/-). Walk east about 25' and scramble down to a tree with slings and rings. If you use this rap I suggest you bring a sling to replace the one there.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 28, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Okay, I can't hold back anymore.

This route is brought to you by Soylent red and Soylent yellow, high energy vegetable concentrates, and new, delicious, Soylent green. The miracle food of high-energy plankton gathered from the oceans of the world.

Sol: There was a world, once, you punk.
Det. Thorn: Yes, so you keep telling me.
Sol: I was there. I can prove it.
Det. Thorn: I know, I know. When you were young, people were better.
Sol: Aw, nuts. People were always rotten. But the world 'was' beautiful.

By Kevin Dahlstrom
From: Fort Worth, TX
Aug 18, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13

Good route -- unusual rock for Red Rocks (almost Yosemite-like). 120 feet of interesting and well-protected climbing through the roof then 60-70 feet of juggy 5.4 (or easier).

By billdlee
From: las vegas
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

bring some extra webbing to back up the repel tree. The stuff up there is getting a little old as of April 15, 2009.

By billdlee
From: las vegas
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

BTW, we repelled with a single 70 meter rope - we had about 15 feet of extra slack. a 60 should get you down, but you will need to downclimb a little. Just make sure you don't repel off the end of your 60m. The repel will put you near the base of the tall pine tree that is higher up and at the base of the climb.

By 1j1
Apr 20, 2009

walk off.

By Danny Meyers
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 20, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Great route!! The corner is super thin for us fat-fingered folk. At the pine tree, it looked tempting to go out right and climb the crack to the roof, but I foolishly went up the corner.... Happy to send again. A double set of cams from .4" to 1.5" in addition to a standard rack should do for the route. The belay takes big pieces - about 3.5" and larger. We 3rd classed (downclimbed) off.

By Lacie
Jul 21, 2010

"People were always rotten. But the world 'was' beautiful." This route goes futher than just beautiful.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 21, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R

A very good route- very unique for red rocks- a couple of thoughts.

1) This route is bold in places and sustained at the grade- be solid and prepared to run it out. On the flake section, in particular, as any cam placed behind that flake would likely rip if fallen on.

2) The gear is bomber where it matters, though- which is good. A double rack to green or red camalot, a single #2, and your choice of two or more big cams for anchor works out nicely (I would have liked two #4s for the anchor, but a single #3 and #4 works out)

3) Not really worth rappelling- downclimb the obvious way until you reach a slab where there is a choice. Heading skiers left will take you back to the base via a short 4th class step, skiers right will take you to the Case Face.

By Joe Lee
From: Las Vegas
Apr 22, 2012

Wow. One of the the best single pitches I've every done. Stay in the left corner as much as possible. Bring 3-4 thin tips pieces. Old school 5.9+.

One gripe though. The top section is a joke. There should be an anchor a couple of moves above the roof. Just saying.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

I've climbed it both ways now. I've cut right at the mid-way tree up the flake. I've also climbed straight up the corner. I think the corner is the way to go, more pure, but pro is hard to get. Definitly bring thin gear. I used two Lowe Balls. Bring #3 to #4 Camalots for the anchor.

By DoesNotCare
From: Heaven
Mar 26, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Take a lot of small mastercams or TCU cams, like grey and purples, you can probably fiddle some nuts in as well.

This thing looks like a cake walk until you get on it!

The roof is much easier than it appears, just commit to climbing it and you'll find good holds. I freaked myself out and took, like a little baby. . .then I got back on and it was much easier than I thought it would be (hidden holds!!!).

I belayed by placing yellow and red sized cams in a horizontal above the ledge, this was nicer than having a hanging belay.

I also downclimbed the descent, but there was a rappel station off of a tree that may save 2 minutes, but I didn't want to un-do my rope.

Have fun, stayed in the shade all morning!