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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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Scott 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Shady Side Left
Start in the left angling seam on jugs then cut directly right to hit the dynamic move out to good left leaning ledge. Follow this up and left to get to the vertical face/crux with an obvious sequence and a deadpoint finish. A few face moves gets you to the flake/crack to follow to the anchors. A few of these moves down low are very close to Julie so time your ascents if people are on both....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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