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texplorer


Jan 3, 2006, 10:50 AM
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I recently hiked up to the rainbow wall in red rocks. I only have the newest guidebook by Roxanna Brock which shows only a handful of routes there. Does anyone have info or know how to find any other routes aid or free for this wall?


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Jan 3, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Yeah. Let me know what routes it shows in Roxannas book and I post which other routes I know of.


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I don't have her book either but here's a pic of a REALLY good route, I climbed last year on that wall.

http://www.rocknclimb.com/...seye/Sauronseye5.jpg


Sauron's Eye. This one is sure to get your attention.

Check out this link for more photos, topo and tr.

http://www.rocknclimb.com/sauronseye.html


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Nice job Ammon. That's quite a serious undertaking. I heard about this route and was wondering if anyone had ever attempted to repeat it. Have you heard of anyone else doing it after you and your brother?


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No. I don't think so. It's a great route though. Be prepared to step out of the aiders after the arch.

Here's the topo:

http://rocknclimb.com/topos/SauronsEye.jpg


yetanotherdave


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Nice work Ammon, and nice pics, too.

I took a pile of pictures from the top of cloud tower this fall (got engaged up there), and all the climbers I've shown them to just look at the pics with that roof and ask about routes :)
That thing looks amazing!

Here's a pic from the tower - not linked cuz I'm too lazy to resize it...
http://squirrel.mine.nu/...ocks_05/dscn0356.jpg


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Just getting your gear to the base of the rainbow wall is a massive pain in ass. Unless you like trudging up a steep, brush choked, boulder gully for miles is your idea of a good time! It made me wish I was back in Zion...simply walking across a river to get to the base.


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Just getting your gear to the base of the rainbow wall is a massive pain in ass. Unless you like trudging up a steep, brush choked, boulder gully for miles is your idea of a good time! It made me wish I was back in Zion...simply walking across a river to get to the base.

Of course that's why you probably won't see anybody else up there.....

The OG route(herbst/hamilton) is super cruiser if you are a decent free climber. The rack is wicked light and 1 60M rope allows you to rap the route. It's also very good climbing.

josh


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We were there to climb (wall style) the Original Route. After a FULL day of schlepping gear to the base and it started to storm. In retrospect, I'm glad we weren't on the wall-might have died. It was the worst storm I have ever seen in the desert!


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tex

let me know if you need a partner for said routes. i would be very interested


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There are only a handful of routes there.


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Nice topo Ammon. What are you up to these days?? Haven't seen you since the last RRR. Where'd you get that topo??

R


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