PARADE ROCK

Check out the MAP on the Outback Areas section of Vedauwoo to orient to where this little rock is. Small it might be, but one of the routes (#1) is a very well-known, yet aesthetic finger buster (oxymoron-ic). There’s been many a fall taken on this one.

  • Soft Parade 11c “Today I went out early with Bob Cowan and John Mattson and Jeff _. We walked to ‘Soft Parade’. Bob and I each did it twice and feel it is 5.11b and is easily the best crack of its size at Vedauwoo. John led the line to the left and called it “Love Me One Time” and it went at 5.10a and is pretty gnarly.” (From Paul Piana’s Diary, 10/22/83) Climb a strenuous splitter finger crack up a bulgy face. It’s well worth the walk.
  • Love Me One Time 10a Starts in a right facing dihedral 20′ left of #1. The bottom is off width and the top is gnarly hands. TAPE UP! (FFA John Mattson, Bob Cowan, Paul Piana, Jeff ___, 10/22/83 (see #1)

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