Physical Graffiti*** 5.6
[The desert-varnished first pitch of the wonderful Physical Graffiti at Red Rocks' Calico Basin, 3 kb]100m, 2 pitches. Sustained classic *** 5.6. A sensational crack line splitting Riding Hood Wall. Bolt belay at top of pitch one (follow the powerful varnished steep crack) then for pitch two traverse right two metres and work up the tricky upper crack line just reaching a second bolt belay on a bit of 50m stretch. Descend by following the cairns leftwards to an easy gully, ignore the abseil description in the guidebook as that is gone now.

Photo: The desert-varnished first pitch of the wonderful Physical Graffiti at Red Rocks' Calico Basin © oscaig
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Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Will AKA Dave - 2nd O/S - Apr/14

Pitch 2
Eddie1234 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Gary Reed

I led pitch 2. A great route. Early start, climbing by 7.30 as it was Veterans Day - good job, as there was a queue of 3 teams by the time we returned to the base. Nice easy descent for a change.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/13 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/13

Great route which starts steep and then a long and, in places, thought provoking top pitch. My frst route at Red Rocks on a badly hungover short day when bigger or harder routes didn't much appeal! Horrible descent though.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13 with R Tidy

Hidden - 2012

stunning line, superb red rock.
jimorothy - Lead - 06/Oct/10 with Rachel Crolla

arose - Lead - Oct/10 with Amber Guzzardo

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