Bongo

This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Wall of Denial

New Red River


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Red River Renaissance 5.9+ (Trad) **

First Ascent: Hugh Loeffler, Neal Strickland in 1990
Length: 45ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the dihedral 20 feet right of Bongo to some fixed anchors.
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
Steepness:
hands (1)
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3.2 stars (35 votes)
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5.9- (28 votes)

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Wes said on January 21st, 2003
More like 5.8 or 5.9-
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Don McGlone said on October 10th, 2005
I agree with Wes - 5.8.
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B.J. said on July 9th, 2007
So I climbed this today and as I pulled onto the ledge about 15-20 feet up, the pillar (or whatever you want to call it), wiggled noticeably. It appears as though the large block that I was pulling on is loose and if it comes off, whoever is in it's way is going to die. No "gettin' hurt"... No rescues... Dead. This thing's about the size of a desk or bigger and weighs a ton (literally). I don't know how likely it is to actually fall off, but it definitely moves and that makes my rectum pucker just thinking about it. Be safe.
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B.J. said on July 9th, 2007
Oh... and I agree with Wes, 5.8+/9-.
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el bicho said on April 23rd, 2008
Maybe 5.9-, maybe 5.8, but it definitely doesn't have the spice you find on most 5.8+s.
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goodguy said on April 24th, 2008
I knocked the death boulder off last summer. On its way down it removed the tree growing from the crack at the base of the route and took care of that fall hazard as well. Fun route, just wish it was longer.
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ahab said on May 5th, 2008
5.8 seems accurate. 9 votes for 5.8 beat out the 3 for 5.9, is a down-grade in order?
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Anonymous said on October 24th, 2014
There is a boulder about 15-20ft up that was mentioned in 2007 by B.J. It is a 1 ton+ boulder that is noticeably loose if climbed on. I climbed this route in spring 2014 and I marked several X's on the boulder. I don't know how likely it is to actually fall, but if it does it could be fatal. I'm unsure of the boulder that goodguy mentioned in 2008, maybe it was a different boulder near the top?