Rites of Passage, Red Arch Mountain IV 5.11+
Avg time to climb route: 1 day
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 1.5 hours
Number of pitches: 9
Height of route: 900' route, 1100' total
OverviewFA: Dave Jones and Geoff Scherer, 4/21-22/1994.
Rites of Passage parallels Shune’s Buttress up the shady north facing wall of Red Arch Mountain. The climb begins up and left of Shune’s past a large fir tree. This route is seldom repeated due the mandatory wide crack climbing near the bottom of the route.
Rack: 1 set nuts, 2 ea .5-5”, 1 ea 5.5” or 6”, extra 3-4.5”, Pitch 1 and 2 eat up 4.5” pieces, 2 ropes.
Descent: rappel Shune’s Buttress.
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