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The Spore offers some steeper problems than its neighbor Smith Family boulders, however, the rock is much looser and holds are breaking off on some of the established problems. Despite this fact, there continue to be some decent problems to work on this boulder. A loss of a hold only makes it more of a challenge, right?
The large boulder a short distance to the east of Smith Family boulders.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Spore:
Rhino Syndrome Direct (V2) and Rhino Syndrom sds (V3) V2-3 Boulder, 1 pitch, 12 feet, Grade V
Shock and Awe V5 Boulder, 12 feet, Grade V
Featured Route For The Spore
The Shield V2- NM : Organ Mountains : ... : The Spore
There is a vague shield-like protrusion of harder rock on the southern face of the Spore, which is how to locate this climb. Use various sustained sidepulls to crank up pver this bulge. The top out is a little loose.This route is the easiest to identify on this boulder, and probably has the most sustainable rock. there are some interesting routes to the right of this where there is evidence of holds breaking....[more] Browse More Classics in NM