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All That Glitters T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Banzai S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Double Sidewinder Splitter T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Judge Dread T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Out of the Shadows S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sierra Corazon S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Soylent Green S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
XXX S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 199 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Marc Beverly
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Shared By: George Perkins on Sep 18, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

A 2-pitch route with a good crack first pitch and an fun airy bolted 2nd pitch.

Pitch 1: (5.8 trad) Climb up easy ground, place a 3" cam, hand traverse left to the open book. This corner has fun thin hand cracks with some blocky terrain and rubble at its top. Belay at the 2-bolt anchor. Ditch the rack on the anchor.

Pitch 2: (5.8 sport, 8 bolts) Fun face climbing right of the arete. This pitch has great exposure high above the roaring river.

Location

Just past the 2nd tunnel on the left side. Look for the open book first pitch. Start just left of Banzai.

Descent: Rap twice with a single 60m rope, or one 60m double rope rappel to the dirt.

Protection

Cams 0.5" to 3" for the 1st pitch only.
2-bolt anchors at the 1st and 2nd belays, both are equipped for rappelling.

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Chris Wenker
Santa Fe
  5.8
Chris Wenker   Santa Fe
  5.8
Tread lightly on this one. One of my partners pulled holds off of both the first and second pitches.
Which, given the climb's position above the road, could be ugly. The softball-sized rock that came off the second pitch actually bounced off the 1st belay ledge and then hit the road, about only a minute after a shiny new Jeep had driven by.... Feb 23, 2009
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.8-
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.8-
This is a fun climb mixing up the trad and sport disciplines. The first pitch (gear pitch) felt no harder than 5.8 and protected well with medium cams (.75, 1 and 2 BDs). The second pitch is enjoyable, well-protected face climbing on small edges. Nov 4, 2007