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Symbol Man

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pistol Ridge

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When Doves Cry V5 (Bouldering) *****

First Ascent: Kris Hampton in 2001
Length: 30ft
Bolts/Gear: 0/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Hop down from the ledge that Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon begin from (assuming you are on the ledge) and walk around the cliff to the right. Follow the cliffline until you see a huge roof about 7 feet off the ground with an offwidth crack splitting it. Walk through the cave and start the offwidth where it is narrow enough for a fist jam. Climb all the way through until you can grab a jug 4 feet over the lip. Step off or continue to the top.
Once described as "The offwidth version of The Crack House".
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Walk off
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Jun 17th, 2018

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


HokiePokie said on December 5th, 2017
Easily one of my favorite climbs at the red, it's so unique and fun, you won't do anything like it at the red. Amazing roof moves with multiple swings off of great heel toe cams Everyone should get on this line.
Anonymous said on December 5th, 2017
You're right , I will do nothing at the Red like this. "Hmm, let's go OW bouldering at the Red!" Rigggghhht!!! after we chase parked cars and huff kerosene through wonder bread. maybe for dessert we can listen to the super safe ian podcast "Bolt it and no one will come"
Anonymous said on December 5th, 2017
Excellent training for strong local traddies heading to Vedauwoo.