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


ClimberDateStyle
Fragmod 22/Nov Lead
auld al 02/Nov AltLd O/S

pitch 5 description should be trend LEFT to corner. Also the gear is fine on this with bomber large cam for move to bolt and wires above bolt

Hidden 27/Oct 2nd
Martin Bennett 27/Oct -
with SF, Matt Reed
Slarti B 23/Oct 2nd

Climbed with Joanne, FA as guide. She was a delightful companion and great to hear her stories. Wonderful climb with great variety; some very delicate slabby moves, laybacks and cracks .

with Joanne Urioste
Martin Bagshaw 22/Oct AltLd O/S

A cool route, micronuts were useful. Probably around hvs. David lead the two 5.6 pitches and I ran the two 5.8 pitches together on one 70m rope.

with David Carrier
Si 13/Apr AltLd O/S

Steady away

with Becs
Julian Prieto 29/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6

with Christine Cauble
carl_123 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/15 AltLd
Lenny 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Megan
Hidden 11/Feb/15 Lead O/S
m675bowsl 10/Feb/15 Lead
PastyBoy84 10/Feb/15 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.

Hidden 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
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.

steve gould 13/Nov/13 AltLd
al99 02/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Epic!!

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
dpmUK 24/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led 2,4,6.

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
The old James turnbull ?/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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