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Epinephrine - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 20
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (88)
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Rock
G
13
Standard rack to #4 Camalot.
1600
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.56/5
  Rock Quality 4.69/5
  Scenery 4.62/5
  Fun Factor 4.78/5

Description:

Called a grade V, Epi (5.9) is usually done in a long day. You can find topo and adequate pitch description in Swain's Red Rocks Select. (supertopo has very accurate topos as well) Swain describes the route in 18 pitches but with a 60m rope, a competent team can do it it 10-12 pitches. The most famous element of the climb is the 300 feet of 5.9 chimney. All belays as per the Supertopo plus a couple others are bolted. The belay after the roof is not bolted (one bolt is there for pro/redirect)- This belay takes medium cams and/or smallish stoppers and cams, but takes a minute to find it. Enjoy this one, it's listed as a North American Classic for a reason!

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2008-12-01
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Route ID: 14093

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: girbrn on 2007-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 3rd RR route

+ Larry

Added: 2014-11-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: gavinsmith on 2014-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Longest ever trad climb

My longest ever by several pitches. Seconded all but the first pitch. Incredible.

Added: 2014-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mdalby on 0000-00-00 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars na

na

Added: 2013-04-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jajen on 2012-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Stout

Kinda' thuggish - good route but not sure when I'll be back. Chimneys are a lot of grunt work!

Added: 2012-11-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2011-04-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars durp

led odd-numbered pitches

Added: 2011-04-18

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