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The Fox (*) - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.89/5 Average Rating : 4.89 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 11
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (19)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.43/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.29/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Approach this climb directly from the main trail below. Pass along under the Physical Graffitti formation until you come to a gully heading uphill on your left. As you see the gully, you'll see the climb above- its impossible to miss. Walk off to the left via some scrambling down a fairly well marked trail.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2005-02-08
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Route ID: 17288

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19 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Fox

With Peter S. I led it after we were climbing on Clod Tower which was asking for it. Very punchy for the end of the day climb. I was fine once I hit the C4#4 section, the short jig in the wall. Arm bars, knee and foot jams gave me all the rests I needed through the wide stuff. I took 2 4's, a 5 and a 6 but think most folks would prefer to have double 5's and 6's. I had no worries running out the final section off width, but could have used more than 2 3's lower down I think...might have been more 2's, I forget. Small hands early on was the crux for me. Had on OW shoes, would rather have Miuras next time so I can get a better toe in the small crack and let my ankles suffer above. Beautiful climb.

Added: 2013-03-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2011-10-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Excellent Route

One of the best single pitches I've done in Red Rocks. Challenges you on all sizes. I felt better without the six. prefer more #4's.

Added: 2011-10-25

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: girlclimb on 2011-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars first trad climb in red rocks

Oh its called the fox not the hang dog hahaha great climb very long... on sight attempt but man I need to work on my crack climbing skills in cracks bigger than my forearms but smaller than my body : ) (a few hangs but I made it up)
**Bring a number 6 you'll feel a lot more secure!

Added: 2011-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: soNVclimbing on 2010-03-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars redpoint

Bring all sizes minus the micros. Wish I had a couple more #5's. Finally got back.

Added: 2010-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: soNVclimbing on 2008-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars most beautiful

Thanks rendevous guides for letting me jump in an get a TR in. One of my favs.

Added: 2010-03-16

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