Wigs in Space, Red Arch Mountain IV 5.11 or 5.9 A1
Avg time to climb route: 1 day
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 1.5 hours
Number of pitches: 7
Height of route: 900' route, 1100' total
OverviewFA: Cameron Burns, James Garret, and Chris Eng 3/99. FFA: Jeff Hollenbaugh and Cameron Tague.
Wigs in Space ascends a continuous flake and crack system up the southwest face of Red Arch Mountain.This is a decent route with cool features. Jeff and Cameron free climbed this route in a day on the same trip they also bagged the first free ascent of Plan B. The 5.11+ rating listed comes from hearsay: use it only as a general guideline. Scope the route well before you go. The first ascent party used a few pins and hooks, but it now goes clean easily. Using aid, however, is not recommended.
Rack: 1 ea .33-.4”, 2 ea .5-5”, nuts, 2 60m ropes.
Descent: rappel the route or rappel Bits and Pieces (see topo).
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