Stick Left, 5.10c

  • Stick Left-Single Pitch- 5.10c/
  • Deep in and on the right side of the canyon is a very distinct roof with cracks running up both sides, Stick Left and Stick Right. Stick Left is one of the finer wide crack pitches in Red Rock. Wide as in #3 C4 to #4 C4 at the crux moves. If I led this route again, I would prefer a double set of cams from #2 C4 to #5 C4 and triple #3’s. The crack starts out with an overhang that soon has you stacking hands. Once you can pull the overhang, the climbing is much easier. Two five inch pieces will protect the upper part but you can slide one easy enough. The climbing definitely backs off after the overhang. This is an absolute full 100’ rap from the fixed station (2011). This route might be slightly sandbagged, felt more 5.11a to me.
    Stick Gully, Bridge Mountain, Red Rock, November, 2011


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