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The Conundrums Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Matt Richardson on Oct 5, 2007

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This crag is west facing, sitting almost directly behind La Ola (The Wave). The hike to the base is strenuous, tending to keep the crowds away. This area sports shorter, more moderate climbs - mostly one to three pitches in the 5.9 to 5.10 range. This contains some quality climbs and is a great place to get away from the crowds.

Getting There 

To get there, cross the road from where the tin pavilion was/is, walking toward La Ola (The Wave). Follow the trail around the back of the wave (steep) to a notch between the main wall and La Ola (The Wave). From this point, drop down into the enclave below.

Climbing Season

For the El Potrero Chico area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Conundrums

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Conundrums:
Pitch Black   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 800'   
Cyclops   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of Pitch Black.

Pitch Black 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  North America : Mexico : ... : The Conundrums
Climbs a long black streak to the top of the wall. Varied climbing on good rock with long pitches. There are a couple of blocks on the last pith with "skull & cross bones" stenciled to them. All the belays are comfy ledges.P1, 5.9+ 50mP2, 5.10+ 35mP3, 5.9 25mcable traverse 5m [combine with 3rd pitch]P4, 5.10+ 35mP5, 5.9 25mP6, 5.10- 50m 21 bolts but a few can easily be skippedRappels [1st is from the top]1: 33m [to 1st mid station]2: 36m [we cam up short with a 70m rope, suggest simulrap...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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