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4. Afterburner Face

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Big Howie S 
Blockbuster S 
Fire it Up S 
Let The Daylight In S 
Pinch to Grow and Inch S 
Speed of Sound S 
Windburn S 

4. Afterburner Face  

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Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 16, 2006
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Tallest and most austere of the walls at this crag. Several of the most continuous and sustained sport routes are found here.

From Climber's right:
Big Howie
Pinch to Grow and Inch
Let The Daylight In
Speed of Sound

Getting There 

Continue down river (climber's left) of the Bat Cave about 100 meters until you come to a tall (25 meter) section of steep white and black basalt. This is the afterburner. The clif faces due East, with great morning sun for winter/cold day cragging and goes into the shade in summer afternoons. Excellent rock, classic lines, quality hardware and anchor chains.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 4. Afterburner Face:
Big Howie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Afterburner   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Blockbuster   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Big Howie 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : Taos Area : ... : 4. Afterburner Face
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