Type: Trad, Aid, 170 ft, Grade III
FA: Cameron M. Burns, Mike Baker, March 13-28, 1991
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Mar 30, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Start on the NW side of tower. Scramble up the west (right) side of a big triangular sandy mass to reach a crack in a corner. Nail the crack, move right to a short bolt ladder that gets you through the white stuff (chert, etc.), then move right and climb up the sort of gully on the west side to the summit. When I led this gulley in 1991 about 5,000 pounds of loose rock fell down it.


Full rack, pins, etc. I nailed the crack using deadmen, snow pickets, etc.


Aaron Miller
Santa Fe, NM
Aaron Miller   Santa Fe, NM
I think that caprock is supposed to be a gypsum layer, Todilto formation.

No wonder it is so soft, eh? Apr 6, 2008
I soloed this route in wet socks yesterday..... Dec 6, 2008
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
Wanker rules! Dec 6, 2008
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Oh, baby! Give me that vertical kitty litter any day. You've got to be sick to endulge in FA on the stuff. Love it. That had to be one very trustworthy and committed belayer. Nov 19, 2012