Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details


The crack system immediately to the left of Piton Power. Slab climbing to gain the crack. At the top of the crack, break right onto the steeper pocketed face and head towards anchors for Piton power.


Marginal placements of small wires can protect the initial slab.


Aaron Hobson
Clinton, TN
Aaron Hobson   Clinton, TN
This is the first climb I did after moving to Las Cruces, thus the name. This crack system is solo climbed by some to set a rope on Piton Power. One of the pins of Piton power can be clipped to protect the initial slab. Jan 19, 2006
Marta Reece
Las Cruces, NM
Marta Reece   Las Cruces, NM  
If soloing the route, you can skip the steep, pocketed face and walk behind the formation for an easy step-up onto the platform leading to the bolts of Piton Power. This avoids the crux of the route and drops the rating to barely fifth class if that. Jan 28, 2015
Anthony McGlone
Las Cruces, NM
Anthony McGlone   Las Cruces, NM
Fun climb, but very loose and flaky. The first bolt of Piton Power is a great security blanket on trad leads. Dec 20, 2016