Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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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

This line offers two distinct options for difficulty. On the bolt line the route is quite challenging, but most climbers will hug the obvious crack-feature on the left side of the wall, only venturing right to clip. At the top of the slab, however, you will be forced right into a devious sequence just below the chains.

Location

About 20 yds west of El Nino.

Protection

Bolts

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Jason Carlson
El Paso, TX
Jason Carlson   El Paso, TX
I tried this line both ways. The beta to follow the bolt line on the face after the second ledge is tricky for 11a at best. It took me several tries to figure out a good sequence, and even then, the crimps are thin and the feet are bad. If you continue up jamming the crack after the second ledge, then traverse right to the penultimate bolt when you get to the hidden crimp near the top of the crack for the last few face moves, it is easier but still feels like 11a to me. Perhaps taking the crack all the way to the ledge and traversing right to the chains is the easiest way (I didn't try it because that ledge is very dirty). Aug 19, 2015
the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
 
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
 
Staying in the crack after the big horizontal makes no sense. Going straight up the bolt line is devious, techy, and stout at the grade, but also very fun. Feb 13, 2017
Ryan Salazar
Albuquerque, NM
  5.11-
Ryan Salazar   Albuquerque, NM
  5.11-
This route has some great hand jams to a deceptively hard to read last two bolts. Once you force moves out right to some incut crimps you are faced with a balance intensive crux. Atypical style for the Tunnel if you are looking for something different than high step lock offs. Was between 2-3 stars for me but the crack to face climbing style switch bumps up the star factor, plus a clean fall from the crux. Apr 16, 2018