Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Mike Schneiter, March 21, 2009|
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|Shared By:||Michael Schneiter on Oct 8, 2008|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionDown South is a quality line with sustained climbing and some "serious" sections." It goes with all gear but expect to do some good climbing above your gear. May be the best route on the wall and has been highly touted by those who have climbed it.
Shares the same start as El Lagarto Borracho before moving right and climbing the vertical crack system splitting the right edge of the face. Tricky gear and thoughtful climbing characterize the first third of the route before well-protected climbing leads to the final crux. Plug in a couple of cams in the last good horizontal before "punching" it on smaller holds and some thoughtful sequences that trend left before the anchor. This section may not be quite 5.11 but it will probably be considered R rated by most.
Expect to employ a wide variety of climbing techniques on this pitch as it stays "on you" the whole time.