Red Bud, Cookie Sheet 5.9
Avg time to climb route: 1 hour
Approach time: 45 minutes
Descent time: 40 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 380'
OverviewThe start of this climb is accessed by easy 3rd class scrambling 150 feet down and around the corner from Smear Campaign. A big step left under a small tree gets you to the base of the route.
P1: Climb the crack and knobs to a steep exit move past a flake. Continue left past a fixed pin to a left-trending ramp that leads to a two-bolt belay 5.9.
P2: Climb left, then up, past bolts to a two- bolt anchor, 5.7. P3: Three bolts to a two-bolt anchor at a small pedestal, 5.6.
P4: Climb up easy ground to the first bolt 30 feet up. Continue up slab past bolts to a two-bolt anchor at the headwall 5.8 Pro: 3⁄4” to 1.5” with double 1.25” pieces. Pitch 1 variation: A 5.4 rightward traverse starts at the base of Smear Campaign. avoiding the steep 5.9 first pitch. Pro: thin to 1”
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