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Routes in River Wall

Aurora's Diving Board T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Black Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
False Consciousness S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Put In Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Shake-n-Bake S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swallow Your Karma S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unnamed Face Right of Put In Pump S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: George Perkins on Apr 14, 2008
Admins: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This climb follows the vertical white headwall face, with just enough positive ledges and pockets. I found the monopocket move at the 2nd bolt on the headwall to be the cruxiest, but overall this climb was crimpy/forearm pumpy rather than tweaky.

How you reach the headwall is up to you- you can start with a bolt-protected boulder problem, which is the beginning of the climb Put In Pump 5.11+; or you can begin with easy blocks to the right.

This climb would be quite good, if it saw more traffic so the holds weren't sandy.

Location

This climb is #7 in 'Taos Rock'. It is the 3rd bolted route you reach as approaching the River Wall. The vertical white face is obvious, it is just to the right of a wide crack in a right-facing corner.

Protection

4, or 6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Bolt count depends on start chosen.

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Used the bouldery start and first two bolts of Put In Pump for this climb. Beware, the first hanger spun freely which made it challenging to clip. Nov 27, 2017