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davidway


Apr 25, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Advice good long trad climb at Red Rocks  (North_America: United_States: Nevada)
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Hi,

Going to Red Rocks for the first time and looking for a trad climb that fits this criteria:

-relatively easy walk off descent
-no harder than 5.8
-more than 3 pitches
-good belays (big, bolted or tree belays)
-shady would be nice but the other stuff is more important

Any ideas?? I have been thinking frogland. I'm going with my GF and really want to try to avoid rappelling and any epic type walk offs if possible.

Thanks!

David


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Apr 25, 2010, 1:20 PM
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davidway wrote:
Hi,

Going to Red Rocks for the first time and looking for a trad climb that fits this criteria:

-relatively easy walk off descent
-no harder than 5.8
-more than 3 pitches
-good belays (big, bolted or tree belays)
-shady would be nice but the other stuff is more important

Any ideas?? I have been thinking frogland. I'm going with my GF and really want to try to avoid rappelling and any epic type walk offs if possible.

Thanks!

David

Frogland would be a good option. Belays are nice and comfy for the most part and it offers a nice variety climbing styles. The walkoff is also pretty straight forward, but there is some easy downclimbing. The drive in can be a pain if you've got a low clearance vehicle, though.


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Tunnel Vision, 5.7 also has a relatively short walk off descent and only about a 30 minute approach. Appart from one belay at the bottom of the off-width pitch I think I remember them all being pretty roomy.
Having said that all Red Rocks approaches and descent times do rely on you not getting lost while doing them!
You should make sure your GF knows how to rapell - even if you aim for walk off descents there may be occaisions where you need to retreat before the top.


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