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Potrillo Cliffs
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Call of the Crane T,TR 
Car Camping with the Kids T,TR 
Cave Route Center T,TR 
Chuckwalla T,TR 
Chuckwalla Right T,TR 
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Jane T,TR 
Kor's Dog T,TR 
Left Cave Route T,TR 
Lower Kor's Crack T,TR 
Pieces of Eight T,TR 
Pillars of Hercules (left var.) T,TR 
Pillars of Hercules (right var.) T,TR 
Porky's Bad Luck T,TR 
Right Cave Route T,TR 
Route 1 TR 
Route 1.5 T,TR 
Route 19 T,TR 
Route 4 T,TR 
Shaky Flake T,TR 
Sleeper T,TR 
Tarzan T,TR 
Upper Kor's Crack T,TR 

Porky's Bad Luck 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Wenker on Feb 18, 2008

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Description 

This route is #32 in the on-line guide.
Start inside a deep triangular alcove that narrows to a chimney. Move out to the face on the right when the chimney narrows, and climb fairly easy blocky ground to the rim.
Not terribly exciting, and, despite the easy rating, this actually isn't a great climb for a total greenhorn/gym climber; there's something about the chimney that puts people off.....

Location 

This line is the farthest right (east) on the south wall of the crag.

Protection 

Pro is a little awkward throughout, but it is a tolerable beginner trad lead. Easy enough to TR with a gear anchor on top.


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By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Jan 19, 2015

For a 5.6-beginner lead, I suggest bringing a 4 or 5 inch piece ... placed inside right after stemming back away from the gash, stemming up, and just before moving right onto the face.
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