Type: Sport
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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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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
Albuquerque, NM
  5.11b/c
Ryan Salazar   Albuquerque, NM
  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