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The Dig

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Dig, The S 
Down in a Hole S 
Envy S 
Gluttony S 
La Primera S 
Sloths S 

The Dig Rock Climbing 

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A redpoint attempt on Gluttony, 5.12d. This route...


The Dig is the left end of the Sunny Side cliffband. So-named for an archealogical excavation that took place here some years back, uncovering numerous prehistoric artifacts.

The Dig features long, hard, and sustained, overhanging routes on pretty low-end rock. Most routes start out steep, and trend toward the vertical as one ascends. This is generally a hard-man's area, though the cliff does feature the best warm-up on the Sunny Side (The Dig).

From left to right, routes here are:
1. 2001, 5.12a
2. Something Profound, 5.12c
3. Gluttony, 5.12d
4. Down in a Hole, 5.13b
5. Up From Below, 5.13c
6. Envy, 5.13c
7. La Primera, 5.11d
8. The Dig, 5.11a

Getting There 

From the end of the Sunny Side approach, walk left (East) along the cliff base for 100 yds. Hint: you should not walk through any cactus to reach this cliff. You will be walking uphill along the cliff for a bit. Once the cliff base begins to descend, you have reached the Dig. The first route encountered is "The Dig"

Climbing Season

For the The Tunnel area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dig

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dig:
The Dig   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
Sloths   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Gluttony   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   
Down in a Hole   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For The Dig
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian McMillan in the upper corner of Gluttony.

Gluttony 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : The Dig
Make Bouldery moves off of a boulder up into a corner. Cop a rest and cruise over the roof into the right leaning corner. This bit is fairly continuous, but no stopper moves. at the top of the corner a few more moves lead up to the red-point crux coming back left with big moves on open handed holds. Continue more easily to the anchorBolted by Chris G., given to Lance who I belive cleaned the route, then because of how good it was going to be, I belive given back to Chris G. One way or another, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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