|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 250'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Kevin Buckingham, Sabrina King, 25 Dec 2011 (?)|
|Submitted By:||krbuckingham on Dec 30, 2011|
|RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>|
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 31, 2011
|Doubt it, but I guarantee every trad climber thats ever been to the Gallery has thought about it (i know I have!)- nice job!|
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 12, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
|When we climbed this we decided to build an anchor at the top of the ramp (bottom of the obvious crack on the left) on pitch 2, thereby dividing the climb into three pitches. I highly recommend this as it will save a ton of rope drag when you turn left into the crack. The crack will accept a wide range of cams at this point (maybe .5 to #3 or even a #4 camalots). Just remember to save some slings for the last anchor.|
By Ben Townsend
Nov 19, 2015
Fun climb, pretty easy after the first couple of moves. Gear placements are at a premium on the first pitch, so think twice before passing any up. We belayed fairly high on the ramp that forms the second pitch; one could easily link both pitches, but we were concerned about the rope running over loose blocks on the slab, directly over the Gallery climbs.
Someone has left a big bolt and link down at the base of the second pitch ramp, which made approximately as much sense as the underwear that was hung on a bush next to it.
We descended via ramps and slots to the west, then cut over east on ledgy slabs to the base.