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Potrero Chico, MEX
MAKB   Potrero Chico, MEX  
Which route is which? Oct 9, 2010
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
MAKB, route 1 is the Standard East Face. The left finish is called the Standard Finish, 2. The right finish is the Direct Finish, 4. Route 2 is basically College Dropout, 7 R. Oct 10, 2010
George Bell's comments to go with the photo.

I did some rough measurements today between eye-bolts, and here are the results. This Photo (Copy) has the correct location of all 6 eye-bolts. These numbers assume you follow a pretty straight line between eye-bolts.

Start to 1st eye-bolt: 15m.
Start to 2nd eye-bolt: 30m.
Start to 3rd eye-bolt: 60m (awkward belay, ledge under this eye-bolt was dynamited off).
3rd to 4th eye-bolt: 30m (4th eye-bolt has the best ledge).
Most people skip the 5th eye-bolt by going straight up from the 4th.
4th to 6th eye-bolt: 70m (also awkward, too bad this bolt wasn't placed 5m left above a ledge).
6th eye-bolt to summit: 80m.

This gives a total climb length of 240m. It also shows the problems with pitching this out using a 60m rope. The 3rd eye-bolt is not great to belay from, and you can't do 4th to 6th without a little simul-climbing (I don't think). The climb seems to work best if you never belay at an eye-bolt! Sep 3, 2016

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