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Simply Replaced

5.9, Sport, Alpine, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 13 votes
FA: ???
New Mexico > Albuquerque Area > Sandia Mountains > Domingo Baca Ca… > Lower Domingo B… > Right Tower
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico Requirements - Updated Nov. 16, 2020 Details

Description

This is a very nice climb, but is short. You finish wishing that is was a full 160 feet of similar face climbing. Original route line lost to history (Someone out there probably knows the FA party). An old line based on the O-ring bolts here. I pulled 2 of these old bolts out by hand, but there are 2 remaining on the route for your inspection. Four shiny new bolts exist along side these old relics.

Location

This face climb is located on the right tower.

Protection

Four shiny bolts and 2 old O-ring bolts for future museum. A two bolt anchor at top for rappel and TR. Could use chains instead of webbing to reduce impact.

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View down from the fourth bolt on Simply Replaced.
[Hide Photo] View down from the fourth bolt on Simply Replaced.
Dean watching his feet on Simply Replaced.
[Hide Photo] Dean watching his feet on Simply Replaced.
Passing the second bolt on Simply Replaced.
[Hide Photo] Passing the second bolt on Simply Replaced.
An old bolt on Simply Replaced. This would not inspire confidence! We were happy to clip the shiny new ones nearby.
[Hide Photo] An old bolt on Simply Replaced. This would not inspire confidence! We were happy to clip the shiny new ones nearby.

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Ryan Smyth
Albuquerque, NM
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] Thanks for the new bolts! This is probably one of the better climbs out here. Pretty easy for the grade. The crux is probably right before clipping the 2nd bolt. Be careful though, a lot of the holds are flaky and hollow so pull down and not out. Definitely could be longer! Feb 22, 2009
Will Vining
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] Short but fun. Some of the flakes don't look 100% solid. As long as you're careful and pull down there's no problem, I never felt like anything was about to pull off. Jul 21, 2012