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Arete, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Velvet S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cletus S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Cliff Nazi S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Corner, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
El Nino S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Guchi S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Lech S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
May the Fourth S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mocè S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pillar of Pummel S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pokey S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rational Expectation S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Roof, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Side Squeeze S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Side Straddle Hop S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sloopy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Squeeze S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tree Route, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Warm Up S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
cracker jack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Feb 27, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

"...I am 'El Nino', Spanish for: 'The Nino'..." - Chris Farley

This short route offers challenging slab moves on decent rock. If only it were longer! Begin just left of the chimney, head up to the first break, then veer left to the bolt line. It is possible to start directly, but its much harder. Unfortunately nowhere near as entertaining as the late, great Farley.

Location

Right end of Midtown, between two gear routes.

Protection

Bolts

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There are three starts for this the left start under cracker jack 5.13a v6 boulder problem. direct start, right of first bolt 5.11b the far right start 5.10c May 22, 2013
the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
 
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
 
Really nice route with a hard to read power-endurance crux after the last bolt. Feb 13, 2017
Ryan Salazar
  5.11b/c
Ryan Salazar  
  5.11b/c
This problem will test your beta reading and memorization from the bottom to the top. Toss in a few hard pulls and this short power testpiece can pump you out faster than Bandit and Budro. This route is a super solid 5.11. Apr 19, 2018
Andrew B. Ellis
Ruidoso, NM
  5.11b
Andrew B. Ellis   Ruidoso, NM
  5.11b
Pretty fun! I found the crux to be two dead points at different places mid climb. The end after the last bolt felt like mid 5.10 and was much easier to read. Pumpier than it looks!
I definitely found the direct start to be harder than 11b, and the right start to be closer to 10a? Jun 9, 2018
Thomas Pham
Las Cruces, NM
 
Thomas Pham   Las Cruces, NM
 
I think this route is awesome. The top gets even better. Oct 1, 2018

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