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This area is named for the German Frankenjura because that is where you will wish you were once you attempt these sub-par routes. See Photo for route details.

Getting There 

This area is immediately after "The Slab", which is the ultra steep and overhung wall just past the "Entrance Area"

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Entertaining Mike Tyson   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Matt L. trying the move off of the flared finger lock. It tends to feel OK until you bring your feet up. <br /> <br />The green sling is a thread that provides a nice directional to keep the rope out of the climbers way. Double shoulder length runner.

Entertaining Mike Tyson 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : (03) The Franks
This is one of the better hard routes at Palomas, due to the fact that it actually has holds, and is not just a 60 degree overhanging bolted crack.This route is rumored to have a drilled pocket, but I am apparently too naive to identify the pocket in question.This route is extremely powerful, and requires a large amount of 2-finger pocket strength. The route starts with a few good jugs before launching into a desperate series of lunges and deadpoints to get established in the obvious undercling...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By DaveT
From: Albuquerque
Nov 22, 2013

Does anyone have info on the route between Dark Dreams and Junkhead? It's listed as "5.13 project" in the Jackson book (also mentioned in the online guide). It's basically a boulder problem on thin vertical pockets to a jug to a crack.

"project" at the Franks
"project" at the Franks