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Ego Boost is a major rib that runs north-south and lies on the north side of Lower Domingo Baca Canyon. Several established routes reside on and around the south face "amphitheatre" in very close proximity to the tramway cables and, hence, the eyes of passing a "audience".
From the mouth of Domingo Baca Canyon, locate Ego Boost to the north and east. After hiking up the canyon a bit, scramble and bushwhack north and east on a minor ridge following the easiest discernable terrain; seems to go okay staying on top of the ridge or slightly to the east - scrappy! Allow 3 hours from parking lot to getting roped up.
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Diagonal 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Ego Boost
This is the second of three Gary Hicks' routes I've done based strictly on Hill's guide - the others being Hail Peak's Poker and West Face Direct. In all cases the detailed descriptions were quite accurate.Diagonal is reasonably done in five or six pitches. See beta photo for approximate belay locations. Would have given this route a "Great" quality rating except for a couple of hard-to-protect sections on poor rock. * P1, 5.6 or 5.7, PG13 pro, ~60 feet: chossy leftward traversing f...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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