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Chuck checking out the original p3.  The recommended third pitch heads straight up from the belay, as opposed to heading to the obvious dihedral to the right of the belay.
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Chuck McQuade
Apr 27, 2008
Chuck checking out the original p3. The recommended third pitch heads straight up from the belay, as opposed to heading to the obvious dihedral to the right of the belay.  
Lee H
Albuqueruqe,NM
Lee H   Albuqueruqe,NM
I had fun on the "new" p3, but I was very glad to have double ropes. Going straight up you have good pro until you get to a wide(ish) ledge you can traverse with no pro (but very comfortable) until you get to the left facing dihedral. Without double ropes, I can only imagine protecting yourself on the left, then going to the right again and then going back left to get to the right facing dihedral would cause a good amount of rope drag...especially since it was a pretty long pitch. Sep 11, 2014
Yup, that's by far the best way up P3. Sep 24, 2009
Bill Lawry
New Mexico
Bill Lawry   New Mexico
Great picture! ... and a great place to begin the 3rd pitch, with the belay at the bottom of the shown dihedral with the fixed pins ... albeit with scant other available pro. May 24, 2008

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