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4. Afterburner Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Afterburner S 
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 Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Jason Halladay, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 16, 2006
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Description 

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:
Blockbuster
Afterburner
Windburn
Project
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

For the Taos Area area.

Weather station 12.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 4. Afterburner Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4. Afterburner Face:
Afterburner   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Big Howie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For 4. Afterburner Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Samet on "Big Howie". Photo Courtes...

Big Howie 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : Taos Area : ... : 4. Afterburner Face
Continuous climbing leads to crux moves near the top. Great route and named for a wonderful friend Howie Doyle Howie ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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