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(09) The Far Side II

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Blonde Ambition S 
Checkers S 
Chess S 
Don't Miss Out S 
Extra Cheese S 
Fine Line S 
Hangman S 
Knee Jerk Reaction S 
Lonesome Dove S 
Main Line T 
Patchwork S 
Pizza Stone S 
Pussy Whipped S 
Settled Science S 
Sinister Base S 
Take 'n Bake S 
Tiger by the Tail S 
Watch Out For That Tree S 

(09) The Far Side II Rock Climbing 

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Has many moderate 10's and a few good great 11's. Here you will find the most climbers at Palomas.

Has a 15 foot band of chossy rock at the base of most of the climbs, be careful in this area. Most routes are closely bolted at the bottom for this reason.

From right to left as you approach this wall.

Go 5.10c/d
Chess 5.10b/c
Checkers 5.10b
Patchwork 5.10b
Lonesome Dove 5.9+
Watch Out For That Tree 5.12b
Knee Jerk Reaction 5.11c
Don't Miss Out 5.9
Tiger by the Tail 5.9+
Pussy Whipped 5.9+
Hangman 5.11d
Sinister Base 5.11c
Extra Cheese 5.11c/d
Fine Line 5.12a
Main Line 5.9
Blonde Ambition 5.11c

Getting There 

Travel about 10 min from the start of the climbs. Areas starts after a sharp downturn, squeezing between the cliff and a tree.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (09) The Far Side II

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (09) The Far Side II:
Pussy Whipped   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Don't Miss Out   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Main Line   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Lonesome Dove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Tiger by the Tail   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Pizza Stone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Take 'n Bake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Checkers   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Patchwork   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   
Hangman   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Lonesome Dove 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : (09) The Far Side II
A Palomas classic! One of the best moderates here, and quite a popular warm up. Start in the dihedral left of Patchwork. Stem through the first 2 bolts and head left onto the face. The crux is after the 5th bolt. The online guidebook notes 7 bolts and an "easy runout on the arete". I was recently told that an extra bolt was added to this climb, though I did not count the bolts. There may be 8. I also do not remember anything being significantly run out....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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