Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: Aaron Miller & Amy Jordan
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Shared By: Aaron Miller on Mar 17, 2007
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Description

This is a long, aesthetic route. The upper section follows an arete with airy exposure, and the crux is the VERY last move! Note: the anchors are only visible after completing the last few moves; look left.

Location

20 feet right of Post Moderate.

Protection

15 bolts to chain anchors.
Two ropes or a single 80m rope required for descent. A single 80m rope gets you down with just a couple feet of rope to spare. 

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Chuck McQuade
Golden, CO
 
Chuck McQuade   Golden, CO
 
Makes for some good vertical gain, when combined with its neighbors (Post Moderate, and Grape Ape). The rock is pretty solid, and will only get better with more traffic. There is some loose/dirty stuff in the middle of the climb tred lightly. The final move to the anchor is nice. Don't let down your guard to early. Apr 16, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10a
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.10a
A fine route. This one rivals it's neighbor, Post Moderate.
Slightly more difficult and definitely as enjoyable as PM. Thanks Amy and Aaron. 15 bolts protect the climbing to chain anchors.

Note the length--two ropes required to get down. However, with a 70m rope (with a knot tied in the ends), you can lower/rap to the first bolt just above the initial small pillar and do the easy down climb from the top of the small pillar. Just be very careful. Dec 2, 2007
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
  5.10a
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
  5.10a
Excellent route! Only slightly more difficult than Post Moderate and sustained for most of the way, this was certainly one of the highlights of the day. Can't wait to get back on it! Dec 3, 2007
Awesome route. A classic at the grade.
We used a brand spanking new 70m rope (Sterling 9.8mm) and when we lowered the first climber (about 60kg) she ended up stranded at the first bolt above the pillar even with the belayer standing atop the pillar - exactly as per Jason's comment above. Not a hard or scary down climb from there, but just to be extra safe we chose to lower her to the ground by tying a second rope to the first and using an extra gri gri to bypass the knot.
After one person toproped the climb and another led it our rope was long enough for lowering (both climber and belayer on top of the pillar). Nov 10, 2015
Nick Niebuhr
Santa Fe, NM
  5.10a
Nick Niebuhr   Santa Fe, NM
  5.10a
Looks like somebody's been chalking up some misleading holds out right near the top... My friend and I both ended up on the face to the right and just above the anchor! The top kind of sneaks up on you when you're in the zone for 140ft of beautiful climbing... Nov 6, 2017
Aaron Miller
Santa Fe, NM
  5.10
Aaron Miller   Santa Fe, NM
  5.10
Cleaned some things off this route last weekend. You should be hard pressed to find loose holds, at least for a little while. Balanced pillar at base of route was a casualty, probably for the better. Its mostly in the arroyo now. If you plan to do this with a single 70m, be extra careful!! Enjoy. Dec 22, 2017
Dylan Boyle
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10a
Dylan Boyle   Los Alamos, NM
  5.10a
Not much harder than post moderate, exciting exposure on the arete. Anchor is very hidden until you're there but you feel like you're bailing left to get to it. Using a well worn 70m, i got stranded at the second bolt even with belayer on top of the first pillar. Shenanigans to get down...imo I'd recommend not attempting to lower with a 70m... 3 days ago