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Checkmate T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Circus Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cross-trainer T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Thumb T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
King Me T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Knight's Move T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lone Piton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Opening Moves T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pawn's Promotion T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Punch In The Nose T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Queen's Gambit T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Red Squares T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ring Leader T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ring Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sotol Roof T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Worth the Effort T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Nov 17, 2006
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This is a variation finish on the final steep headwall. From a large ledge a pitch beneath the summit, it climbs a corner/face past a piton and a Sotol bush. Traverse out left on the exposed flake/OW (crux) and then go directly to the top. The top of this climb is recognizable by a ;large dead tree.

A variation exists that avoids the lay-back traverse, and climbs directly up into a OW-looking corner at supposedly 5.7.

Location

The large ledge can be reached a couple ways. It is roughly directly above Green Thumb, and can be reached by a pitch-worth of climbing from the top of that climb. Also, it can be reached by traversing left from the last belay ledge of Cross-trainer to a piton, and then up onto the ledge. Descend as for Cross-trainer. The obvious land-mark to look for in identifying this route is the large dead juniper at the summit, which is directly where this climb tops-out.

Protection

A big cam for turning the crux, and some smaller pieces for before/after. The piton looks to be in good shape, and can easily be backed-up/skipped.

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Marta Reece
Las Cruces, NM
5.9-
Marta Reece   Las Cruces, NM  
5.9-
As best I can tell this is the same as the finish of King Me. If somebody knows better, please straighten me out. Nov 29, 2013