Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 800 ft (242 m), 10 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Mike Roybal, Clark Gray 1973|
|Page Views:||2,700 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Clark Gray on Jan 25, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
On November 16, 2020, the New Mexico state governor updated the 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 November 16, 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health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.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.
Start this route at the large ramp at the bottom of the SW face.
Two easy 5.2 leads take you to the bottom of a short 5.7 layback. At the top of this layback there is nice ledge. Set up your belay on the far left side.
From this belay traverse to the right and upward one pitch to a nice belay ledge on the SW ridge.
From here it is an easy full pitch 5.5 traverse left following a ledge and crack system that ends at football ledge.
From football ledge climb the obvious crack system that starts with an awkward off width crack right above the ledge. follow this for four pitches.
When the crack system ends traverse up and right
Traverse back left to a small clean belay ledge at the bottom of an open book with a hand jam crack above it.
The last lead 5.6/5.7 goes up this crack 30 Ft to the summit.