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Routes in Corner Block

5.8 Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Last Tango S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
No Holds Barred S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nowhere to Go T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Uranus S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Description

At the very left end of the Red Wall, detached, is a shorter block with 5 short routes on it. The routes start on technical, slabby terrain and top out on vertical to slightly overhanging rock.

The routes can be either led (though some will feel fairly run-out) or top-roped, and the first four share the same anchor. The top anchors can be accessed by climbing the back of the block.

Getting There

From The Box parking lot, walk North through the stream bed. When you see the large Red Wall on the right look toward the end of it and you will see a detached block at it's base. Follow the trails to its base. It is directly across from the overhung stream bed bouldering area.

Routes

From Right to Left:

(01) 5.8 Variation (5.8, Trad)
(02) Nowhere to Go (5.10+, Mixed)
(03) No Bozos (5.11R)
(04) Last Tango (5.11R)
(05) Pluto (5.9, Trad)

5 Total Climbs

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Bob Broilo
Socorro, NM
Bob Broilo   Socorro, NM
Hah, yes I don't use the chockstone, I do not trust it. Mar 19, 2015
Someone who climbed the hard Corner Block face climbs in the day needs to clean up the descriptions from Jackson's guide. They do not seem quite correct.

There are two climbs around the corner to the left. The first is a bolted sport climb (5.10 ish) and slightly uphill is a gear climb, Pluto (5.9 ish).

There are two basic face climbs to the left of the new route on the main face. They are serious leads and seldom done. The first goes up past two bolts, then a couple pieces of gear, then up and left past one bolt to finish on top (5.11- PG). The other harder climb, a bit more left, goes up past two bolts then left past two more bolts to a difficult finish with a loose but necessary chockstone (5.11 R). Feb 22, 2015

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