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Dave DalyRoute Climbed: Caliban (5.8+) Date Climbed: 07 Jan 06  Sucess!

Dave Daly

As the guide book describes, it a bit contrived with lousy fixed pro (ground fall potential). I lead this route back in 1998 and remember getting psyched out on it but finishing it anyway. Still felt that way when Deb and I did it. Typically, Red Rocks ratings are soft. But this one I would give a solid 5.9....and fairly sustained on the bottom section (mostly technical).
Posted Jan 10, 2006 4:51 pm

DebRoute Climbed: Cannibal Crag Date Climbed: 8 January 2005  Sucess!

Deb

Dave and I did a couple of routes on this rock, most interesting was a burly 5.8+ with not much protection. Love that sandstone!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 11:25 am

RobRoute Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

Rob

:-)
Posted Jan 5, 2006 11:12 am

MtnTrollRoute Climbed: Too many to list Date Climbed: 1999 to Present  Sucess!
Doesn't matter if Im climbing, or just our for a quick hike, I love the Hills. From Calico Basin around to SS Quarry, lots of fun stuff.
Posted Jan 5, 2006 12:05 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: many Date Climbed: 1998 to present  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Red Rocks is where I learned how to climb.
Posted Dec 21, 2005 6:47 am

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Various  Sucess!

Day Hiker

2005 October 16: Soupy Sales (5.6+) With wife, brother, and some good friends.

2005 October 23: Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo (5.6); From Soup to Nuts (5.7); Abbey Road (5.4).

2005 October 30: Carpetbagger (5.6+).

2005 October 06: Badger's Buttress (5.6).

2005 December 04: See Spot Run (5.6); Elementary Primer(?) (5.7+); Seams Novel (5.7+); Dangling Participles (5.8); Subject-Verb Agreement (5.8).
Posted Oct 17, 2005 1:02 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

SusanM

My long time hiking buddy brought some co-workers for a big group to scramble and climb. A lot of fun because you can play it by ear in this area. A good introductory for those new to climbing.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 7:29 pm

Matt KDate Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!
Hiked and climbed various class 3 and 4 routes for a couple of hours. I plan to check out some class 5 stuff soon.
Posted Jun 11, 2005 8:51 pm

mt_daydreamRoute Climbed: Physical Graffiti Date Climbed: March 13, 2005  Sucess!

mt_daydream

Enjoyed a week of great climbing in Red Rocks. Physical Graffiti was a good starter after two hours of sleep following a 16-hr drive! A good route with some nice views.
Posted Mar 21, 2005 10:52 pm

rpiontekRoute Climbed: Physical Graffiti Date Climbed: January 23, 2005  Sucess!

rpiontek

I really enjoyed the climbing on the second pitch. It's a long one, though, so make sure you save some gear for the top. The climbing eases after the first 40 feet or so, but still very enjoyable.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 5:08 pm

M and N DenyerRoute Climbed: Great Red Book Date Climbed: December 27, 2004  Sucess!

M and N Denyer

Enjoyed this fun route that is comprised of a mixture of just about every type of climbing--face, lie back, slab. We had the route to ourselves. As we were walking back to the car, we saw plenty of other climbers on the countless single pitch sport routes in the area, but no one on Great Red Book.
Posted Jan 4, 2005 12:08 pm

rpcRoute Climbed: Multiple Date Climbed: Multiple  Sucess!

rpc

November 23, 2004: The Great Red Book. Another short gem in Calico Hills! Fun, varied climbing mostly trad-protected (few bolts) with some minor runouts on easier ground. Go there early or go there late to avoid waiting in line. We got lucky as there were no people when we got there....3 or 4 parties were lined up by the time we descended in the afternoon. This is another good rest day type climb - up and down in time for brunch and beer :)



November 30, 2002: Physical Graffiti. A very fun climb to do if you need a rest day from long multi pitch routes at Red Rocks. If this climb were located at say Smith Rock, it would be a 4-star route. The route takes about 15 minutes to approach and about an hour to climb. Pitch two is more fun offering some clean crack climbing and some face climbing.
Posted Dec 14, 2004 4:48 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: From every side Date Climbed: First time about 1999  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

Every chance I get I go up to Red Rock Valley and try a different way up to the top of the Calico Hills. This is a great spot to get away for a few hours and usually 10 or 12 degrees cooler than Vegas.
Posted Nov 24, 2004 12:01 am

cp0915Route Climbed: see below Date Climbed: many times  Sucess!

cp0915

I've enjoyed the fantastic boulder scrambling all over those hills many a time.

Also:

Soupy Sales (5.6+) a couple of times - Oct 16, 2005
Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo (5.6) - Oct 23, 2005
From Soup to Nuts (5.7) - Oct 23, 2005
Abbey Road (5.4) twice - Oct 23, 2005
Carpetbagger (5.6+) - Oct 30, 2005
Han Soloing (5.4) - Nov 6, 1005
Carrie Fissure (5.8) - Nov 6, 2005
Badger's Buttress (5.6) - Nov 6, 2005

Feb 19, 2006 - Finally tagged the highpoint of Calico Hills, Red Top (aka - Turtlehead Junior), in a light snowfall. Went on to grab the summits of a couple subsidiary crags in the same area.

Feb 20, 2006 - some unidentified 5.6 @ California Crags (x2)
Posted Feb 18, 2004 2:55 pm

cragRoute Climbed: various Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

crag

the scrambling here is delightful

Posted Jan 23, 2004 3:05 pm

tonybell1Route Climbed: Great Red Book Date Climbed: Summer 1988  Sucess!

tonybell1

Delightful!
Posted May 28, 2003 7:51 pm

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: "The Great Red Book" I 5.8 Date Climbed: April 2003  Sucess!
This 2 pitch route up the large dihedral above the Black Corridor is a classic fun climb.
Posted May 15, 2003 11:26 pm

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Panty Wall, Black Corridor, Magic Bus, Moderate Mecca, Ultraman Wall Date Climbed: Spring Break 2001, 2002, 2006.

darinchadwick

Of these areas I've climbed in, the only one I wouldn't recommend would be Moderate Mecca. It's just nasty there. Magic Bus, Ultraman, and Panty Wall get lots of sunshine, good when the weather is snotty for the longer canyon climbs in Red Rocks.
Posted Mar 3, 2003 12:45 am

JoshRoute Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Many

Josh

Lots of sport climbs and solos over the years. Fun stuff.
Posted Feb 1, 2003 8:21 am

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