Easy Rider

This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

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Kaleidoscope 5.13c (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Monique Forestier/equipped Team Suck in 2006
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This overhanging arete is on the left side of the ampitheater 30 feet right of Easy Rider. Begin by climbing through delicate moves to gain the steeper right-angling arete up higher.
Descent: Anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
beautiful (1) arete (1) pumpy (1)
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4.46 stars (13 votes)
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5.13c (13 votes)

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monique said on November 3rd, 2006
The project is now open its called Kaleidoscope 5.13c or there abouts. Great climbing up over-hanging proud arete, easy start to small holds then large jug rest followed by big move then run to the anchors. Have fun!
SCIN said on November 3rd, 2006
Who's the FA?
SCIN said on November 3rd, 2006
Oh...never mind. You meant it's now an open project.
RRO said on November 3rd, 2006
she may have sent. she was really close. i will ask her today. such a pretty line !!!
chouca said on November 3rd, 2006
Monique did Kaleidoscope yesterday.
RRO said on November 3rd, 2006
yeah, i talked to them today. nice work girl !!!!
chouca said on November 12th, 2006
2 pictures of Monique on Kaleidoscope.
Thomas8696 said on July 1st, 2008
great movement, interesting puzzle
ray said on November 3rd, 2008
Team Suck equipped one of the best lines in the Red with this one. Thanks guys. Beautiful line that brought me many days of pump.
Anonymous said on September 22nd, 2012
Ohhh you guys got me good this time, what a funny joke to call this thing 13c, but seriously this thing is soft as a flacide winnie
AlexAndEr said on September 22nd, 2012
A "flaccid winnie" is a bold statement, I would say it sails at half-mast.
Anonymous said on October 4th, 2012
please DG in next guide so people stop thinking they climb 13c
Anonymous said on October 5th, 2012
Iranian nukes. global warming. 8% unemployment. the world is already on the brink. having one more '[person] who thinks they climb 13c' might very well bring the whole thing crashing down. please - for the LOVE OF GOD - change this before it is too late.
Anonymous said on April 28th, 2013
2nd to last bolt(the last one you clip before skipping the last one) no longer exists
Anonymous said on April 28th, 2013
Shake that ass girl.
dustonian said on April 28th, 2013
Dmack said on April 28th, 2013
As in it popped out??
Anonymous said on April 28th, 2013
I didn't notice till it was close to dark, but from the ground, I couldn't see the bolt/hanger. -Drolet
shadow.ayala said on April 28th, 2013
it might have been close to dark but i would think that the no purple sling draw would have given it away.
MrFusion said on April 28th, 2013
Damn...saw that coming. Brendan said that when he replaced it, the rock was simply bad (note the water coming out of the other hole). Would a glue in work to fix it?
Anonymous said on April 29th, 2013
No purple sling draw, but draws disappearing from permadrawed routes isn't exactly a rarity around here. That's why I was trying to see if the actual bolt was still there
shadow.ayala said on April 29th, 2013
Dustin should just change his name to Gluein. "oh Mr. Marvelous Gluein.. won't you save us???
dustonian said on April 29th, 2013
feel free to replace it if you want man, it's all yours!
climb2core said on April 29th, 2013
Shadow, what's up with the comment man? Seems a bit petty. I may just not have heard of any of your efforts... but I haven't heard of you putting in any time rebolting in the Red. Maybe Dustin is just making you look bad by using superior materials?
dustonian said on April 29th, 2013
Whoa Ian, down boy. Me and Shadow are bros, dog.
climb2core said on April 29th, 2013
Oops, well then I'm the dick. My bad, took comments as the usual hate mongering that goes on around this place.
dustonian said on April 30th, 2013
Bolt in question was fine, it just needed to be re-tightened back when it started spinning and losing rock behind the hanger. A little minor route maintenance with a 9/16" wrench goes a long way. Replaced 2 bolts with stainless and 4 jingus draws with steel as I am a glutton for punishment.
Anonymous said on April 30th, 2013
You da man Dustonian everyone who climbs at the Red should buy you a beer
RRO said on May 1st, 2013
Thanks for cleaning up my shit man
dustonian said on May 1st, 2013
Spectacular and audacious line Tackett! How would you feel about the last bolt being moved a bit so more people would clip it on send attempts? Kind of a sketchy one-bolt/one-biner run to the chains at present.
Anonymous said on May 1st, 2013
Add or change as needed man based on community consensus. That was not an easy one to bolt , I'm not surprised a few were outta place a little. Matt
dustonian said on May 1st, 2013
Yeah I bet it was burly alright, no criticism intended as it looks great. I'll probably never do it, just a thought to bump the margin of safety up top a bit.
RRO said on May 1st, 2013
None taken...thanks for getting shit done round here
*** said on May 10th, 2013
...bolts are on the wrong side of the arete...
melkin22 said on December 9th, 2015
How would the crux/cruxes of this route be broken down on a bouldering scale? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Anonymous said on December 9th, 2015
You are really looking hard to tick a 13c aren't you?
Anonymous said on December 9th, 2015
This route is most likely going to be seeping and wet during the first week of April. #notkidding Go get on Drunken Master
Anonymous said on December 9th, 2015
All 13c in the red are wet in April
melkin22 said on December 10th, 2015
Thanks for all of the help. I have decided to go to the New because I heard the climbing was better there.
Anonymous said on December 10th, 2015
That's good news! Just make sure not to ask the same questions to the locals there or else you will sound kinda dumb.
melkin22 said on December 10th, 2015
Thanks again, I don't want to sound as dumb as the locals here, so I will keep that in mind. ^_^
Anonymous said on December 10th, 2015
Aww somebody has some Corbin sandstone in their vagina
Anonymous said on December 10th, 2015
good call Melkin... if only more would do the same
drandall said on December 10th, 2015
Shit, what's the point of a community site for beta and conditions if responses are going to be so harsh?
whoneedsfeet said on December 10th, 2015
Mainly for us to bash each other and question people sexual disposition. Not a lot of useful beta just pretty pictures and spray posts. Sorry brah.
climb2core said on December 11th, 2015
People may seem like assholes on here, but they are actually much worse in person.
Anonymous said on December 11th, 2015
it'd be different if any of the heckling on this site were funny. but it's not -- it's just mean-spirited and petty and makes the community look like shit. there's a way to mock people and still be a decent human being.
Anonymous said on December 11th, 2015
please pull that gerbil out of your ass and get a sense of humor there is only so much kleenex to go around. btw this community you/everyone is talking about?? there isn't one actually so quit pretending I'm going to replace your gerbil and spoon partners chump
Cocoapuffs1000 said on December 12th, 2015
Cocoapuffs1000 said on December 12th, 2015
I wish I could actually give a helpful answer, but I've never tried this route. The guy asked a simple question and all anyone has to offer are cruel jabs that aren't even funny or clever.
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
Cruel? sheesh stop being such a nancy.... He asked what the weather is going to be like MONTHS from now. He deserves being given a hard time for asking such a stupid question.
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
that's not what he asked -- he asked if there was any chance of the route being dry in the beginning of april. that's a completely reasonable question. some routes are known to be wet in the spring, others get afternoon shade, etc. these are things locals would know and that non-locals probably wouldn't. please explain to me why that's a dumb question.
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
Wait for it.... keep waiting.... What is seeping related too.... THE WEATHER!!! How is anyone supposed to know how saturated the ground is going to be 4 months from now? Either way if your skin isn't tough enough to shrug off the first few smart ass remarks until you get a serious answer you should probably stay of the internet. Cruel jabs? Wow, everyone is so sensitive these days huh?
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
anonymous, you're sad. anyway, I believe this climb is sheltered and positioned in such a way the seepage is not an issue, i may be wrong, anyway, wasn't that God Coast? i thought this guy wanted to know the grade of the bouldery sequences? they're just excited and want to hear what people have to say, what's the problem? running around the internet being an ass for some distorted sense of vanity and power....that's dumb, that's YOU.
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
this guy breaks down V0 to V2 to V1 to V1 to V2 to V1 to V2 to V1 to sick V2+ to V1 to V0 to V0+ to V1 to V1 to V0 to V1 to a sick V3 at the top
Anonymous said on December 12th, 2015
There are a select few holds on this route that will seep extensively if the ground is saturated. As per the (what I found to be hilarious) bickering/teasing going on: it is true - who knows what the ground will be like in spring. With that being said, certain hispanic named weather patterns occurring this winter will likely bring substantial precipitation to the area. Concomitantly these weather events can also cause increased seasonal local temperatures. This may mean that ground water levels will stay progressively lower during winter months barring freezing temperatures. This in turn may reduce the level of hold seepage in later months. In contrast, normally during the cold winter period, substantial amounts of water can be trapped in some degree of snowpack that lingers on the surface. Once spring thaw occurs this layer can melt and cause a rapid influx of water behind our corbin sandstone layer thus yielding the ever dreaded seepage. The likelihood of either of these outcomes is unknown. My guess: undercling after crux move = wet in spring. Just kidding! I have no idea what i'm talking about. As for bouldering breakdown: VSHUT to VTHE to VFUCK to VUP. Cheers!
melkin22 said on December 14th, 2015
Thanks to those who had something helpful to say. I really do appreciate it. I am not sure what is going on with the other negative commentary, but from my experience most of the climbers I have met and spoken with have been helpful and encouraging on anything related to climbing. That's what makes the climbing community and the sport better than others.
Anonymous said on December 14th, 2015
oh boy, back to the "climbing is better than other sports" delusional chatter?
Anonymous said on December 14th, 2015
seriously... if anything, climbing is worse
melkin22 said on December 14th, 2015
RAY, You have been climbing since 2003 and only climbed 13c? If you have all this time to troll people, why not spend that time training and getting stronger? Why all the shit talking? You have nothing to contribute to the climbing community, do you maybe just like to read your own messages? Dude I will help you train and keep focus. I got your back bro.
melkin22 said on December 14th, 2015
Ummm.... that may not have been the trolls profile. lol
Anonymous said on December 14th, 2015
god damn you're an idiot son! stay close to your momma's breast and if you feel the need to share your opinion punch yourself in the face with your cell phone
ray said on December 15th, 2015
No, I've been climbing since about 1992 I think and yea i've only climbed 13c. Actually the 13c lines I've climbed are probably more like 13b. I'm not too much into projecting and instead enjoy doing FAs and exploring new areas in addition to cleaning this guy named Kipp's chossy lines. I do train but not as hard as I used to though since 20+ years of gym climbing, campusing, and fingerboarding has taken its toll. Thanks for checking me out though and I hope that one day you learn to enjoy rock climbing as much as I do and not judge people's climbing abilities based on what you read on my site.
ray said on December 15th, 2015
Oh yea and I'm not sure what you meant by me trolling. To the guy asking for beta, Kaleidoscope is about 12d for 3/4 of the route after which you do a V3 with no rest then more pumpy climbing to the chains. It's purely an endurance line and very soft for the grade IMO if you compare it to White Man's Overbite. There are harder 13b lines. There are also harder 12d lines than 13b lines. There are also harder 12a lines than 12c lines.
Nick said on December 15th, 2015
did anyone else not follow how melkin determined that Anonymous was Ray? Man this site cracks me up!
Anonymous said on December 15th, 2015
It was actually Rick Weber
Anonymous said on December 15th, 2015
If you click on anon's "name" it automatically links to Rays spray list.
Anonymous said on December 15th, 2015
All anonymous comments posted on the site link to Ray's sends you fool
Anonymous said on December 15th, 2015
melkin22, if you're wondering, it links to ray's spray list starting in 2003 b/c that's because that's the year ray created this online guidebook, which is maybe the best online climbing guide in the US. if you want to know more about ray, pick up a hardcopy guidebook and flip to the author bio section. I know you're getting hazed, but before you judge this community, know that the climbing here mostly is on private land, and is free. a lot of the people on here giving you a hard time are the same ones who pay for that land, developed the routes, replaced the bolts and built the trails...all for free. most climbing areas are on federal land where access doesn't always require digging so deep into climbers' pocket. but the greater effort required here as helped forge a tighter community, IMO. enjoy your stay when you visit, but don't expect kudos for grade chasing and slamming people like ray. take the hazing with good humor, and you'll be fine.
pigsteak said on December 16th, 2015
I dont post much on here, but this is too good to pass up..I agree with milkdud, er....melkin...Ray is a poser.
dustonian said on December 16th, 2015
HAHAHAHA the pig strikes bact.... I agree, after 23+ years he should be climbing at LEAST solid 11c like me
melkin22 said on December 19th, 2015
My apologies for the mistaken identity. Thanks for your opinion on the route. I am going to print out all of the comments on here and post it from my hangboard view to help motivate me.
whoneedsfeet said on December 19th, 2015
You're a little whiney bitch.... Hope that helps!
melkin22 said on December 19th, 2015
Whoa, take it easy there MR 12c, i think you are on the wrong page. This is Kaleidoscope. Also, what does you guys think of chaning the name of this route to mediocre Predator? Although it is a 5star route, it only falls in the shadow of the east coast's finest arete climb.
Anonymous said on December 19th, 2015
What's up with the de-grade-ing insults? Would he be your hero if he flashed 14c? I love how you use that as a put down. News flash for you Smelkin, you seriously suck if you have to get beta for a notoriously soft 13c 4 months before you are gonna even try it. A real climber wouldn't even bother with this route. I'm Ian and I beat one soft 13a into submission and I still fall off of routes in Muir Valley (MUIR VALLEY!!!).
melkin22 said on December 19th, 2015
I would suck anyones dick who flashed a 14c! I am getting so wet right now just thinking about it.
whoneedsfeet said on December 20th, 2015
Woah Mr. 12c, such a clever comeback. You wanted motivation so I thought I'd help out. Some of us won't ever be that strong (myself being included) but who are you to knock somebody who goes out and tries hard and has fun at their current level. Sorry I'm not part of the strong man club, this isn't the gym, there are no spandex wearing girls who are going to swoon about you talking about sending one 13c. The red is a special place and the community is amazing if you check your ego at the door. We all have to start someplace, hell the people on make a wish are trying just as hard as you. Best regards and good luck training, Jimmy
Jackiefreesh said on December 20th, 2015
OOPS! I promise I'll never open up another page harder than 12a. Slap me down.
Anonymous said on December 20th, 2015
fo gawd's sake, cut the crap on the Red being a special place, on our climbers being the friendliest, etc....its just a cross section of Americana..no better, no worse......only delusional hippie sport climbers would think otherwise.
Anonymous said on December 20th, 2015
Confession: Sometimes my parents beat me.
Rx2Climb said on December 21st, 2015
http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuide/?type=route&id=3318 Why would you want to climb Kaleidoscope when there are real strong man routes like this at the Red? 14D...Trad no doubt!
One-Fall said on December 30th, 2015
The route was wet last April through Late August. Crux to me seems v4ish. If you can climb v3 below the threshold, you will walk this climb.
Anonymous said on December 31st, 2015
So... that breaks down to about 12b/c then?
Raiden said on October 3rd, 2016
Looks like there are 4-5 new bolts and an anchor up and right from the anchor on Kaleidoscope. Any details?
jkpugel said on October 4th, 2016
Sounds like the handiwork of Mr. Bowling. I always wanted this thing to go on a little longer...
DA.AnonymousPauseNot said on October 30th, 2016
I'm thinking about replacing the slings on the bottom with cables. Even as pretty as those faded purple slack line underwear pajamas look on this classic climb, I think they have worn out their welcome.
Anonymous said on October 30th, 2016
Do it!
Dmack said on January 25th, 2018
Climbed out the extension today, its got some cleaning up to do but should be fun eventually. Anybody else done it?
ray said on January 26th, 2018
Yea, Kenny
SamWise22 said on November 11th, 2018
The extension has cleaned up a lot. And adds more fun climbing with some big moves. With how beautiful the line is. It makes sense to climb all the way. Adds the full value and grade.