Beulah's Book, Solar Slab Wall 5.9
Avg time to climb route: 1-2 hours
Approach time: 1 hour
Descent time: 1-2 hours
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 1400'
OverviewIntimidating looking chimneys in a corner, Beulah’s Book doesn’t usually get the credit it deserves. It is one of the finest three-pitch routes of its grade in Red Rocks, and with a wild new aręte variation, requires little in the way of chimney skills. The striking upper part of the book above the chimneys has outstanding climbing.
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HistoryFA: Randal Grandstaff, Dave Anderson, 1979.
StrategyWhile not as popular as Johnny Vegas or Solar Slab Gully, Beulah’s Book still gets lines and so an early start is recommended, especially if you do plan to continue higher. No wide protection is needed for the climb if you use the aręte variation on the second pitch; a single 4-inch piece is all that is needed to supplement the rack for the original route.
The first pitch has a few tricky moves off the ground, but then has sweet climbing up a face/aręte just left of a deep chimney. The second pitch ha... [full history for SuperTopo members only!]
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