All Locations > New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Early Wall > Observatory Wall (Upper Tier)
You're Scaring the Horses
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|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Rick Bradshaw, Josh Smith, & Rick Smith|
|Page Views:||90 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Rick Bradshaw on Apr 22, 2008|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
You're Scaring the Horses is a second pitch Ergo and ascends the arete above and to the right of Ergo. Move the belay from the top of Ergo up two bolts to another set of anchors at the base of the arete to make the route 100ft, allowing the leader to be safely lowered using a 200ft rope. Classic arete climbing on beautiful rock with increasing exposure and difficulty culminating with ~20ft of sustained 11+/12- moves near the top. Rick Smith convinced a group that was testing their guns in the canyon below that they were scaring our horses on the mesa top when the route was being established. They said "sorry" and left.
Approach by climbing Ergo. CAUTION: It is about 115 feet from the top of Ergo to the top of the route. Move belay two bolts up the climb to a second anchor to allow safe lowering with a 200ft rope. Two 100ft rappels to the ground from the top.
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