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The Big Short 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Bond, 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: dnoB ekiM on Nov 12, 2011

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Matt on the Big Short

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


An easy warm up...after you wake-up. A couple of really neat pockets by the 3rd bolt.


The Far Right Route. 10 feet right of Skid Mark


4 Bolts to Shut and Clip-Anchor

This route was bolted solely for the purpose of allowing for the first ascent, and the first ascent information is posted here solely to document the history of the first ascent. No person should read this posting with the assumption that this route or the fixed gear left behind is safe in any way or otherwise appropriate to allow for safe subsequent ascents. Climbing is dangerous and should only be done with the appropriate training and risk management practices that include providing for the climberÂ’s own safety. Attempting to climb this route as described above or by any other means or methods could result in injury or death.

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By mike moore
From: las vegas, nv
Jan 2, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is left of Skid Mark. I would never have even thought to put bolts in this section of rock, but Mike had a different vision. It turns out that this route is a thoughtful, fun low grade climb. Good work Mike.
By Cunning Linguist
Apr 8, 2012

It's to the right of skid mark. Unexpectedly fun!
By dnoB ekiM
Oct 11, 2014

Now has double mussy hook anchor.
By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 5, 2015

It is very possible that a hold has broken off of this route. I have climbed this route three times now. It is not a 5.8. The first part is very easy, but the top out is not easy at all. It is well protected, but it is the hardest finish on the wall. If you are a 5.8 climber, be ready for a 5.10 finish.

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