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Tour de Pump 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Ward Smith (1994)
Season: Fall, winter, early spring
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Submitted By: Jan Hargett on Feb 6, 2007
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Above the initial roofs on the Tour.


Overhanging face which climbs out a series of roofs before the crux and up the head wall. The climbing is not straight forward as you use slopers, pockets, edges, and heel hooks.


The route is the first route left of the main chimney (5.8) as you are looking directly at the wall. Start under the series of roofs and lower off of the anchors at the top.


The route is well protected clipping six bolt en route to the fixed anchors.

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By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
Dec 9, 2011

The climbing up to the third bolt is awkward and difficult. After that the climbing improves and is pretty similar to the other routes near by. Worth a shot, but not the best line on the wall IMO.

By Josh Janes
Dec 20, 2012

I have just the opposite thought on the route: I found the climbing through the first three bolts to be interesting (though I agree somewhat awkward) and what makes the route in my opinion. Beyond that things revert to standard Red Rocks pulling.

By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 22, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

Probably my favorite route at the cliff. The lower section is cryptic and bouldery- it pays to spend some time on it and figure out the slick way of doing it that makes it fun and interesting. Trying to thug through it would probably tick the grade up a notch or two.

Also, as of today, there are now tow hooks on the anchor for future use courtesy of the ASCA.