This crag offers tons of shade and generally steeper, shorter, and less sustained routes than the Sunny Side. If you like 'roped bouldering', this is a good place to push your limits on routes where stamina is not required.
To approach, walk to the far W (downhill) end of the parking lot, look both ways, hold hands, and cross the road quickly to the S side of the highway. Large trucks often come barreling out of the tunnel, so don't expect anyone to slow down for you.
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Pillar of Pummel 5.12a NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Mid-Town
One of the best at Mid-Town, this line is essentially a flaring hand crack with a few bouldery moves thrown in at the start and finish. For those so inclined, it may be adviseable to tape up for thin hand jams near the top of the crack....[more] Browse More Classics in NM