Type: Trad, 110 ft (33 m)
FA: David Hammack, Rico Meleski, 1976
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Jan 22, 2006 · Updates
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A well protected crack on good rock. Touted by the Sandia Rock guide as "The best 5.8 in the Sandias". The crack begins at the right end of the formation and continues to a right facing dihedral. Midway up this dihedral you'll step left, out of the dihedral, and onto the face. Continue up the crack system to the top of the climb aiming for the right side where you’ll find a comfy belay alcove/ledge. 

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Gear: Newer leaders will appreciate a double set of cams from .3 to #3 and a set of nuts. The route is 100ft.

Anchor: Gear anchor is built on a small ledge/alcove located on the right side of the formation that’s short of the top.

Descent: From the belay ledge, head uphill to access the low 5th class downclimb. Downclimb into the gully on the southside of the formation (climber’s right). Watch for loose rocks. Hike downhill to return to the base of the climb.