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Routes in El Rito Traditional Area
|Big "E", The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Bring Me a Bucket T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cave Woman T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Chile Verde T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Commie Pinkos T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|El Faralito T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Gnarly T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Guillotine T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Juniper Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Juniper Overhang T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Packrat Dihedral T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Pedernal Cracks T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Refritos T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Senile Superhero T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Shiitake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Shoes for Industry T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Swollen T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Techo al Derecho T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Weapons of Mass Construction T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||217 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Marr on Jan 8, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionCommie Pinkos is a great beginners route - good climbing with plenty of protection.
P1. Climb a medium sized flake to a face that leads up to a decent belay stance. There is an old, gnarled juniper tree next to the belay with rappel slings wrapped around it. The climbing is easy and straight forward.
P2. Continue up from the belay stance to the summit ridge above. The climbing is generally easier the farther right you stay. The route can be a little confusing at the top stay to the right of a small gully splitting the top of the crag and belay on a ledge left of a big juniper tree.
To descend, pick up the trail at the top of the cliff and hike down and left, through the rocky gully to the left of the crag.