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Routes in Area 37

A Walk in the Park S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
A37 Crack Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bag of Sand S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Balance of Power, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bizarre Ritual S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bolting The Molting S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Branching Out S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cherry Pickin' S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cyclic Loader S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ergo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fatigue S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Frosted Mini Wheats S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
InBetween, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Keardo S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Leprosy S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Los Gastones S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mini Wheats S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Papperoni S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Paradox of Choice S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rain Dogs S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sending Data S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stewed Prune S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 46 ft
FA: Allison Fritz, Minesh Bacrania, Jason Halladay (July 2007)
Page Views: 1,625 total · 12/month
Shared By: Jason Halladay on Aug 5, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Stephen Chojnowski

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Access Issue: June 1, 2018 - The entire Santa Fe National Forest closed to access due Stage III Fire Restrictions Details

Description [Suggest Change]

A crux comes off the ground when you overcome the small bulge in the black, lichen-covered rock to positive flakes up past the third bolt. The flakes are thin and possibly dubious. Use your judgment and don't crank super hard if you're worried about the flake's strength.

A thin crux comes right at the fifth bolt leading to fun, juggy climbing past two more bolts to the anchors.
While leading keep an eye on the rope between bolts 2 and 3 so it doesn't go behind the large flake and cause unnecessary rope drag.

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Location [Suggest Change]

This is the route just left of Bizarre Ritual. and to the right of Branching Out.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Seven two-tone painted bolts to Fixe Sport Anchors.

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Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
Fun route. I thought the crux was off the ground though... Jul 13, 2008
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
Hey Daniel, I was back up there recently and would agree with your comment. There used to be a nice block near the start that made for a good foothold but it's now gone and the start is harder. Jul 27, 2008
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
Ok that's what I figured; there's an obvious scar in the rock where it looks like a huge hold came loose. The start feels a little harder than anything on 'Stewed Prune'. I really like the second half of the climb - it's like 'Bizarre Ritual' lite. Dec 23, 2008
Arthur Sullivan
Albuquerque,NM
5.9
Arthur Sullivan   Albuquerque,NM
5.9
Still pretty loose. I had to move pretty quickly to avoid getting beaned by a large hold that came off last time I was there. The start may have been 5.8 at one point, but its solid 5.9 moves off the ground now. Mar 22, 2009
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
 
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
 
Funny, a hold broke off as I was climbing past the second bolt today and it cranked me right in the eyebrow - good gusher, cool pics, and blood on the helmet strap (not gonna wash that off!) Mar 22, 2009
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
 
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
 
Thanks for cleaning it up a bit more, Jason. :-) Mar 22, 2009
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
  5.9
This route gets harder every time I get on it. Stuff keeps coming off the start, making it increasingly desperate. I guess it is just the nature of the routes here. Jul 7, 2009
Minesh Bacrania  
  5.9
Yeah, it USED to be an enjoyable 5.8, way back in summer 2007. The 5.9(+?) move at the bottom kind of ruins the character of the route. I guess that's A37 for you. Aug 11, 2009
David MacKenzie
Albuquerque
David MacKenzie   Albuquerque
This route was clean as a whistle as of 7/13/2012. Clipping the second bolt with ground fall potential was the crux. Above that, I didn't think there was a single 5.9 move. The flakes down low (we called them the corn flakes) are certainly semi-detatched, but they felt incredibly solid to us. Jul 15, 2013
Dylan Boyle
  5.10a
Dylan Boyle  
  5.10a
Fun route. Moves at the beginning are well protected with an early bolt. Pretty solid 5.9 if not 10a in the beginning. Rest of the climb is maybe 5.8 Apr 2, 2018

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