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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 30, 2019 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2019

Ginger Cracks  Sucess!

Last time I climbed it was ten years ago. Nothing has changed. Memorable 2nd pitch. We used the first five pitches to access a new route named Blade Runner, 5.10b. We finished on its three pitches which makes for a total of eight pitches. This alternative finish definitely ads flair to the climb.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 16, 2014 7:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2014

great route  Sucess!

we were sprinting to its start and made it first - about 1 min later arrived a party of 2, 5 min later another party of 2, and half an hour later a party of 5!
Get an early start.
Wonderful route!!! We did the variation finish on the 7th pitch (the same finish as Unimpeachable Groping).


atavist - Mar 15, 2013 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2013

Catch me if you can I'm the ginger cracks man  Sucess!

Climbed yesterday with Andy from JTree and another team of two. I led every pitch and was able to link 1&2 and 3&4 on a 70m rope with no simul. This makes the first two pitches epic. I'd only recommend this if you can runout the easy terrain and manage the rope.

P1: The wide crack from the ground, flake and chimney make this a memorable pitch. P7: The last pitch was also amazing. It had two chimney sections, one of which closes in behind you if you go in deep. It is easier than it looks.

After topping out we came back and did the last pitch of UG before rapping out in the dark.


haishan - Mar 12, 2013 11:52 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012

first 4 pitches

Slow day and rapped after 4 pitches. Would like to go back and finish it.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 6, 2012 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2012

Better than Crimson Chrysalis  Sucess!

We climbed this several years after Radek wrote the beta. I think a lot of the loose stuff has come off the technical pitches since then. There is still a lot of loose rock on the 4th class pitch that could be a danger to anyone on the lower pitches or near the base.


fossana - Apr 18, 2010 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

nice route  Sucess!

First 2 pitches were the most fun.


kovarpa - Mar 30, 2009 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2009

First climb at RR  Sucess!

good route, in a party of three with Matt and Iris (I lead the first three, Matt the last three). It was freezing cold.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jan 18, 2009 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2009

Ginger Cracks  Sucess!

As always, Radek's notes were spot on, all you need to carry for this route. Pleasant rock and a fun short day at Red Rocks. Don't see any 5.9 moves on it. Mostly 5.7, but fun stuff. 2nd Pitch was our favorite with a cool small chimney deal. Nothing to the "crux" pitch, should not have been bolted. The last pitch (7th), is pretty neat, not to be missed. The notch is a cool position on Rainbow Mountain. The descent off of the back end (south) and return to the base is quick and easy. Route sees no sun during the winter days. With Tom from Indy.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 7:07 pm

Great route  Sucess!

Climbed it in spring 2000. Great alternative to Crimson Chrysalis.

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