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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Mar 20, 2007|
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On July 1, 2020, the New Mexico state governor issued an executive order (cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/…) requiring all visitors from out of state to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter. The terms "self-isolate" or "self-quarantine" refer the voluntary physical separation of a person or group of people in a residence or other place of lodging. Any person who is self-isolating or self-quarantining may only leave a residence or place of lodging to receive medical care and should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging except for those providing medical care, emergency response, or other individuals designated by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The executive order also closes all New Mexico State Parks to non-NM residents.
This Executive Order shall take effect on July 1, 2020 and shall remain in effect through the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.
Additionally, NM state guidance requires all persons to wear a mask anytime they are out in public, including outdoor recreation areas.
Pitch 1 (5.5)Pick either crack and climb up through the roof and to the bolt anchors.
Pitch 2 (5.4)Traverse to the right and follow the crack to a two bolt belay. NOTE: This belay used to consist of an ugly swath of slings stuck tight in a pinched crack. Thankfully, those slings have been replaced by a nice set of bolts.
Descent: One sixty meter rope is fine for the rappel. Watch the ends when coming down the first pitch, it's close. See below for some important clarification.
If you want to rap all the way to the bolts at the beginning of the described P1, a 60m will NOT make it. But rapping on a 60m rope does get one to terrain that can then be down climbed to the bolts or to the beginning of the walk off from that point.There are two places to end your rappel on a 60m rope.1) A 60m rope will easily reach the low-angle bottom of the primary dihedral of the area. From an easy stance just above some vegetation, pull the rope and scramble off skier's left via some unexposed 3rd or 4th class moves.2) A 60m rope can often barely reach another ~5 meters to a flat spot that is climber's right of the start of the smaller right-facing dihedral one climbs at the start of P1. Rope ends must be even and it is possible some "60m" ropes will not reach this far.