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Just Another Pretty Face Variation

5.10d, Sport, 29 ft,  Avg: 2 from 9 votes
FA: Gary Clark
New Mexico > El Rito > El Rito Sport Area > Training Wall

Description

Another steep but short climb at El Rito, this is the most natural and easier way to climb to the anchors for Just Another Pretty Face. This variation is about 4' to the right of the original route, so they are very close together.

The crux is a move getting to the 2nd bolt. At the last bolt, step left, which will put you on the line you'd be climbing for Just Another Pretty Face. There's one last pumpy section before the chains.

The grade felt soft for even "El Rito 5.11" to me, but maybe it earns it if you stick strictly to the bolt line instead of following path of least resistance.

Location

Bolt line on the right on the south face of the block.

Protection

3 bolts to shared anchor

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The route is steep but thankfully it's short.  A good warm up for the other steep routes at El Rito.
[Hide Photo] The route is steep but thankfully it's short. A good warm up for the other steep routes at El Rito.

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ZachS00
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] On the right, just past the second bolt, is a very loose ball-shaped jug. Use caution. Mar 20, 2009
J J
Edgewood, NM
[Hide Comment] Good footwork and movement can soften up this route (though the holds are big enough to brute force it just as fun). There are more than enough feet around the second bolt 'crux' that even shorter people will have no issues; One in our group is about 5"3' and she had no problems landing the move. Don't avoid the route because of the reach. Nov 14, 2010