(03) The Franks Rock Climbing
Sick Man 5.14b Photo By Dan West
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.
This area is immediately after "The Slab", which is the ultra steep and overhung wall just past the "Entrance Area"
Climbing Season For the Palomas Peak area.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
3 Total Climbing 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+ 30 E7 6c NM
: Albuquerque Area Climbing
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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
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.