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The Great Red Book (5.8 PG) - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.32/5 Average Rating : 4.32 out of 5
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3 bolts, small cams to a #1 camalot, 2 bolted belays. Optional #3 and #4 camalots.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.70/5
  Rock Quality 4.12/5
  Scenery 4.43/5
  Fun Factor 4.42/5

Description:

Some of the best climbing in Red Rocks. Pitch 1: Cruise up the book liebacking, friction climbing as you go. Traverse left and up about 15' after the lieback. 100', 5.8. Pitch 2: Cruise up the friction face to the first bolt about 20' away, then head up and slightly right to a protrusion from the book. Climb around this, clip the bolt and then do the lieback. Cruise the face inside the chimney straight up to the top. The bolts up top are in a scoop. 120', 5.8 Notes: This climb is 5.8PG, and if youre just getting into 5.8's, you'll want to bring some bigger cams for this climb. There are runout sections and it can definitely be intimidating. However, this is a megaclassic climb and must not be missed!

Descent Options:

Scramble down the back side

Submitted by: justhavefun on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2009-03-09
Views: 2611
Route ID: 13112

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keegan540 on 2014-04-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars led both pitches

Classic? Plenty of other 5.8s that you could climb.

Added: 2014-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Count042 on 2012-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Climbing this in July was fool-hardy.

Went through 5 liters of water and still felt like I was battling heat exhaustion. That was mostly due to the approach and the natural dutch oven the sand stone formed, though.

Beautiful vlimb, but defaced at the first anchor. :(

Added: 2012-08-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: geno88 on 2012-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Very fun climb

The lie-backs were especially interesting and fun.

Added: 2012-05-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ab_love on 2010-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good Fun, awsome final pitch!

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Added: 2011-01-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: explorator on 2010-11-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great and red as usual

back for the 5th time, this time w/Yanis. he led p2

Added: 2010-11-08

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