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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||John Kear, Lee Brinckerhof, Marc Ripperger, Carolyn Parker|
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|Shared By:||John Kear on Oct 22, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
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This Executive Order shall take effect on July 1, 2020 and shall remain in effect through the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.
Additionally, NM state guidance requires all persons to wear a mask anytime they are out in public, including outdoor recreation areas.
Pitch 2 - Climb up and slightly left of the belay on blocky easy terrain toward the pillar/arete above. Climb past mixed gear through the challenging 1st crux 5.11b/c to a stance. More good climbing pulls the bulge above and eases to a slab above. Climb towards a roof and turn this on the right for a few more moves to a belay with a bolt and gear.
Pitch 3 - This is one of the purest lines in the Sandias. You follow a crack/corner system for 180ft to the rim of the wall. The pitch begins with heady slab climbing to gain the crack, the initial corner and crack above is 11a to a stance below the obvious bulge. The bulge is turned to the left than pulls strenuously back into the crack system (crux 12bish). The upper section has more 5.11 climbing to the final corner. This corner can be followed to the top for easier climbing but I've always climbed out onto the arete and short splitter crack that is on the left wall of the corner. Crank through this and belay at a ledge on top from gear.