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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Mayer (1990)
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Nov 9, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Karen at the anchors of XTZ.

Climbing in Red Rocks after heavy rain can permanently damage the rock! MORE INFO >>>


Follow the offwidth crack upward as you negotiate a series of not so obvious moves on not so bomber holds...


This route follows the obvious offwidth crack toward the right side of the cliff.


When I climbed this route last winter (05') there were 3 or 4 bolts drilled on the face out to the left of the crack that could be used for protection OR protect with standard gear and a few larger pieces at the bottom.

Anchors at the top either way you protect...

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By Stone Nude
Jun 26, 2007

Good bolts on this one-I led it on gear, don't reccommend. The FA was done with bolts according to Swain, Brock/McMillen doesn't include anything about this. I was getting my old school ire up...and then had to relax and shrug. The route isn't good enough to really stress about regardless.
By Tom Lausch
From: Madison WI
Apr 30, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Bonus points if done as an off-chimney. Fun thrutch with bolts.
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