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Routes in Little Horse Mesa

A-Frame, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Arrowhead, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bad Moon Rising T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bat Dog T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Birthday Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bush Doctor T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bush Pilot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Carpa Manana T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crack From Hell, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crack Head T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Crazy Cams T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dog Day T,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Double D Left T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
DoubleD Right T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Driven to Climbs T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Duke in a Bucket T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Endless Summer T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Get Your Mojo Running T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gift of Aliens T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Great Roof Left T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great Roof Right T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jam Your Blues Away T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lackawanna T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
March Madness T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Miami Vice T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Motengator T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Optimator, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Oral Sex in the Whitehouse T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pete's Downclimb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pocket Rocket, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Primodelic T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Raised by Wolves T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Resurrection Link Up T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right on Raton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
S&M Crack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Salt Mother T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sangre Verde S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Saphire Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Soma Holiday T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Son of Motengator T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spoticus T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sweet and Sour T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Taos Lightning T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type O T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Up Your Arete T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wounded Knee T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Yo Mamma T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Karl K
Phoenix, AZ
Karl K   Phoenix, AZ
Ratings here seem a little soft, but not too bad. Climbs often have good stances for placing pro. Jun 18, 2008
Bill Howard
Boise, ID
Bill Howard   Boise, ID
Fun area with great rock. It seems to better in the early morning and afternoon (after 2p); the sun is pretty intense this time of year - probably stellar in the winter. All but one of the climbs are really short; around 50 feet. The trail to the base is difficult to see, but getting to the are from the top is easy. A 30-35m gym rope will suffice if you don't want to carry the extra weight, especially if you are soloing. Aug 15, 2015
true psychonaut
the abyss (kansas)
true psychonaut   the abyss (kansas)
Karl, maybe the routes in the lower grades could be considered soft, but most of the harder routes are right on to a bit old school. There's a definite style to sugarite basalt, and leading even on the short cliffs can stil check your head. I always use alot of passive pro here. One could probably find some trad FAs if you took some tri cams and ballnuts. Nov 20, 2016
true psychonaut
the abyss (kansas)
true psychonaut   the abyss (kansas)
I love this place. Some of my favorite sayings are "Pete up till I sheet up" and "In the spirit of Pete" followed by a Japanese bow. Sorry if thats offensive. Seriously, Pete, if you ever come back let me know. We've started a cult following and we need a leader:) May 2, 2018

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