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[TR] Red Rocks Calico Hills - Physical Graffiti 5.6 10/3/2009

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Trip: Red Rocks Calico Hills - Physical Graffiti 5.6

 

Date: 10/3/2009

 

Trip Report:

Physical Graffiti, an obvious splitter just past Cannibal Crag:

 

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Cave to get out of the wind, the route was very well sheltered from the wind, which was ripping once we got to the top of the hill.

 

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View of the route from start of P1, note X marking a loose chockstoneat small roof.

 

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M'daddy nearing the top of first pitch.

 

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And topping out

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We walked off to the climbers left, fun few hours of climbing.

 

Gear Notes:

I had (6) cams to 3", doubles 2.5" and (8) nuts, I ran it out on P2 and ran out of gear at the top of P2.

Recommend doubles 2" to 4", singles .5" to 2", set of medium - large nuts.

 

Approach Notes:

Physical Graffiti is just past Cannibal Crag on the left, it's only a few hundred yards from the Calico Hills parking lot.

Summitpost has a good description.

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Fun climb fer sure. The wind really adds to the excitement. :tup:

 

There is also a good descent route to the climber's right, starting with a short rappel(bolt station is well hidden waaaay around corner to the right) and some 4th class downclimbing.

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Helpful to save a couple larger cams for the belay in the cave at the top.

Used to live in Calico Basin, would do this route all the time.

Super cool down there.

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Helpful to save a couple larger cams for the belay in the cave at the top.

Used to live in Calico Basin, would do this route all the time.

Super cool down there.

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