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Donkey Show

5.10c, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 18 votes
FA: Cam Burns & Paul Fehlau
New Mexico > Jemez Mountains… > Las Conchas > Chilly Willy Wall

Description

A good technical route. Slabby climbing with tricky moves in between good holds and rests. May protect with gear on lower part to avoid groundfall. [Sometime in 2007/2008 another bolt was added by an unknown person and groundfall is no longer a major risk]

Location

This route is located on the far left side of the Chilly Willy area. Starts on angled west-face of the rock.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Gear is no longer necessary, as a 5th bolt was added by unknown persons in early 2008. See comment below.

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Donkey Show
[Hide Photo] Donkey Show
When we first did this route, I thought the Donkey Show was a Disney cartoon. A few years ago, I read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_show. This photo is me today----a reformed man. This just shows that you can change for the better.
[Hide Photo] When we first did this route, I thought the Donkey Show was a Disney cartoon. A few years ago, I read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_show. This photo is me today----a reformed man. This…
Clipping the 4th bolt on <em>Donkey Show.</em> July 12, 2008.
[Hide Photo] Clipping the 4th bolt on Donkey Show. July 12, 2008.

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Scott Beguin
Santa Fe, NM
  5.10c PG13
[Hide Comment] A green, yellow, and red Aliens are useful to supplement the lack of bolts. A stick clip is good at the bottom considering you are pulling the crux before you are clipped in. Oct 2, 2007
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] 5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor Jul 13, 2008
Andrew B. Ellis
Ruidoso, NM
  5.10c PG13
[Hide Comment] Sublime movement. This was an excellent route. Not for the new leader at the 5.10c grade as the run-out between bolt 2 and 3 could result in a nasty ground fall, and the run-out between bolt 5 and the anchors could have you hitting the mid route ledge, though it is on the easiest climbing of the route. The move to clip the 3rd bolt was easy for me at 5'10, but would be quite tricky for shorter climbers. This route is really good, but have your head on right before leading it! Sep 4, 2017