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Normal Western Route
This is the traditional route up the west side of Red Cap. The dots indicate where the route is hidden from view by rock. There is an exposed traverse at the top of the first crack. The slot can be climbed several ways; there is a crack on the left that has subtle friction holds, but taller climbers with good upper-body strength may opt to stem directly ahead. The crack at top, in the red sandstone, again has several good holds as of January 2010, but some seem likely to break off in the near future. I avoid the thin flake holds, and walk up the outside as much as possible, putting opposing pressure on the sides of the crack.
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MoapaPkNOT route given by cp0915


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To clarify, this is not the route given by cp0915, but is close to the route described by Branch Whitney in "Hiking Las Vegas."
Posted Mar 20, 2010 3:46 pm

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MoapaPkSubmitted by MoapaPk
on Jan 14, 2010 6:09 pm

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Lat/Lon: 36.16607°N / 115.44263°W
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