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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Marc Beverly
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 17, 2006

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The Crucible


A fun sport route up steep but nicely featured rock. Crux comes at bulge between fourth and fifth bolts. Some avoid the crux by traversing left around bulge and regaining route above the bulge. That leaves a scary fall potential on lead but works well on TR.


Left-most route on Roadside Attraction Rock (to the right of Cattle Call Wall) just on the other side of the fence away from highway. Listed as route #9 on route topo photo for Las Conchas Cattle Call Wall Area.


6 (or 7) bolts to two-bolt anchor.

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By Devin Shunk
Sep 25, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Rope drag on this one is pretty high. Fun climb, though.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 24, 2008

And to add to George's comment, we left the two bolt/hangers that did serve as the anchor in situ. I didn't have a small enough socket to remove the five-piece bolts. The hangers are a bit loose anyhow so we opted to install new bolts to go with the new Fixe sport anchors. I'll go back to remove the old hangers at some point but if someone else wants 'em, go for it!
By Bryan T
From: Albuquerque, NM
Sep 7, 2009

The Orange hanger on the top right spins; Can't get it out or in. Tightened the others today.
By Johnna Marlow
From: Santa Fe, NM
Oct 22, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Hi - Just did this with my boys yesterday . Very nice. But we all counted 7 bolts??
By Nesia
Jun 3, 2015

The first bolt is kinda weird as you are standing above it as you clip. Otherwise all the other bolts are placed really well, big feet or a huge ledge to stand on as you clip. The crux through the climb is around blot 5 or 6, mostly b/c a couple of the hands are not the jugs found through the rest of the climb, but the feet are great and feel like climbing stairs. Fun route for an intermediate climber to lead.
By Luke Hetrick
From: Los Alamos
May 12, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I love this route. It is a little longer than the majority of the climbs in that area and the moves are just fun. At any point if you feel like things are difficult, my advice would be to just look around for a better foot or hand as there are so many pockets it is likely there is a better one out there.

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