260m, 6 pitches. One of the best (and most popular) multipitches at the grade at Red Rocks. Great climbing all the way with interest in each pitch, to a nice summit view.

1) 5.7 Start from the large white flake and continue up the corner (3 bolts). Belay from slings tree.
2) 5.7 Start right up a ramp, then head left up the curving crack passing multiple stuck cams (possible crux). Large flake / chimney to belay from slings around tree above a cave.
3) 5.7 Pull over roof above belay about halfway from tree to corner. Climb a few moves up, then traverse into corner at first possible break. Climb corner to small roof, which is skirted slightly right. Before next roof, move up right to blocky trad belay.
4) 5.8 From belay, traverse above small roof to large ledge on left. Climb up to right-hand side of roof (possible bolt?). Place high gear, then step down and make delicate moves left out to arete, where exposure hits you in the face. Follow arete into corner (cam on lip of roof helps to stop rope drag), and up to small ledges and trad belay.
5) 5.8 Move up to bolt and trend right to corner (technical crux). Follow corner behind huge jammed boulder to trad belay on top of boulder.
6) 5.6 Exit right from belay, and wander up the (occasionally very run-out) slab to the right of the corner. Be careful - there's the possibility to get into serious trouble way above gear on this pitch.

Make sure to descend down to the left, rather than be fooled into moving down to the right early (this descent involves three abseils, and four hours).

Mike Gilbert, Joanne Urioste, Jorge Urioste May/1978

Julian Prieto 29/Aug AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6

with Christine Cauble
carl_123 01/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug AltLd
Lenny 16/Apr AltLd O/S
with Megan
Hidden 11/Feb Lead O/S
m675bowsl 10/Feb Lead
PastyBoy84 10/Feb 2nd O/S
with Matthew Bowsley
1poundSOCKS 26/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

I led P1, P3 and P5, Joe led P2, P4 and P6. Fantastic route, there can't be too many 5.8s better than this. The crux 5.8 pitches are no pushover for the grade.

Eddie1234 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1,3,5,7. It's definitely worth taking the optional belay stance immediately after the chockstone to avoid rope issues!

with Gary Reed
Will AKA Dave ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
cem 13/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Wonderful! We joined it at p2, having opted to do Raindance as an alternative to p1. I led pitches 3 & 5 & Steve all the even numbered pitches.

al99 02/Nov/13 AltLd O/S


martinazando 02/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

lead P 1, 3, 5

cat22 26/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Mike
victim of mathematics 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 (easier than 5.7+), P3 (about 5.5) and P5 (actually 5.8, but the crux is the move to the bolt, not with it below you). A great route, but the route descriptions (both the Handren and Supertopo ones) are awful at identifying the hard bits.

with Dan
Hidden 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
tuukka 03/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Maija
Dale ?/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Best multi pitch I did at Red Rocks and Johny's favourite route of the trip, 4 stars. I linked the two 5.8 piches together with a big 60m pitch. The chimney at the top was a struggle with all that rope out and rope drag under the roof good fun.

with johny
innes ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Ruth
kitkat78 29/Sep/11 AltLd
with SteveM
SteveM 29/Sep/11 AltLd
with Kat
Hidden ??/2011 -
mop449 ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Brown ?/Mar/10 Solo
with Solo
Julesthe1st 24/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Steiner
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Pythonist 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

"Crux" for me - halfway up the second pitch offwidth/stem. Traverse under the roof on 4 is brilliant, and named crux on 5 was simple (but I guess that's just good Brit slab skills).

with Sarah Silverman
Luke Gilbert ?/Nov/08 -
with Rob Albert
Hidden 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
jamesturnbull ?/Apr/08 Lead
with paul winder
Hidden 05/Apr/05 2nd O/S
dave o 05/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Julia H
jcw ??/2003 -
Hidden 10/Dec/02 AltLd
dan gibson ?/Nov/99 AltLd O/S
with anthony prior, helen gibson
Chris Ellis 22/Mar/98 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
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