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Filthy Sanchez

5.11b, Sport, 55 ft,  Avg: 2.9 from 17 votes
FA: Chad Watkins, 2002
Arkansas > Horseshoe Canyo… > Far East


Start on the face right of the arete in the vertical seam feature that is chalked up. Head up and left towards the arete, ending up on a ledge on the left side of the arete for a nice rest. Continue weaving up the arete and the right face on face holds to the anchors. Barring the ledge halfway up, the rest of the route is pretty sustained.


This is the south facing arete found hiking a short distance past Spine Tingler.


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor with hardware.

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nice photo of me on filthy sanchez by andy chasteen.
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Rachel on Filthy Sanchez.
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Rachel starting up Filthy Sanchez.
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Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Fantastic route on a beautiful arete, but not 5.11c/d. 5.11a at most, though that isn't meant to detract from the 4 stars I gave it. Oct 5, 2009
Elijah Flenner
Fort Collins, CO
[Hide Comment] I never did this route, so I cannot comment on what I believe the rating should be. However, it was rated 12a/b in the Chad Watkins and Tom Hancock guide. Have people found an easier sequence or was this route just that over rated? Oct 16, 2009
Erik Pohlman
Westminster, CO
[Hide Comment] It was a bit fluffy, as were many of the routes at HCR. Oct 16, 2009
[Hide Comment] 11b is a bit much. Solid 10c for sure.

Beta to avoid the arete above midway ledge::

From the resting ledge, step back out right and slightly down onto the face. from here go right using a thin angled-side pull. Fire straight up to big holds. pull up to good feet. then work your way back left towards the arete. finally, up to anchors. Apr 24, 2019