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5.10d, Sport,  Avg: 2.8 from 72 votes
FA: Ed Strang
New Mexico > El Rito > El Rito Sport Area > Ed Woody
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The 2nd from the left, of the routes on the crag. Nice route! Sustained. As noted below searching for a hold toward the anchors is helpful when getting to the top and clipping the anchors.


4 bolts to anchors. As of April 2020, the chains have hardware store snaplinks on them and should be replaced if anyone is so inclined. 

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
[Hide Comment] An enjoyable route with a sustained feeling. Hidden hold going to anchors is really nice. Tough on-sight because of the hidden hold. Jun 26, 2007
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
[Hide Comment] What fun! First bolt is fairly high, but you can make some easy moves and stand on a big ledge to clip, so it's understandable that it was placed there. Once you bust through the crux, keep going! There are a couple of good rests if you need, then, as Jason Halladay mentioned, look for a (not-so) "hidden" hold that will help when clipping the anchors. Do it! Jul 1, 2007
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
[Hide Comment] This climb is erroneously(?) called "Gridlock" in Taos Rock. Jul 12, 2009