Type: Trad, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Murray?
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Jun 17, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Power drilling is prohibited in the Organ Mountains Wilderness. Details

Description

It looks like an off-width, but even if you don't like off-widths, this is a fun route. Hardly any grunting required, just clean (and amazingly not too strenuous) lay-backs all the way up. Near the top, it is common to traverse right on a small crack system over to the anchors for Finger Zinger. Probably the hardest part of the route is just getting into the off-width, because the rock is slightly loose and the crack is too wide to be comfortable. It is a great route for hot summer days as all but the very top of it stays in the shade.

Location

The big crack on the left of Finger Zinger. This climb is also easily recognizable from the approach.

Protection

Some big pieces are nice. A few #3 and maybe a couple larger ones will give you all the protection you need. If you're uncomfortable at the grade, take more big pieces, if not 2-3 should suffice. A fixed #4 Camelot dating back to 2011 is 1/2 up the route, and the small crack system which can be used to traverse over to the anchors takes finger-sized cams.

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