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Routes in East Side, Big Enchilada

Big Enchilada (Left Crack), The T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Big Enchilada, The T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Big Jalapena S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Black and Tan T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cheese Enchilada T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chimney T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dihedrals T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Huevos Verdes S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Route 5 T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Route 6 T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Route 7 T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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This line is not specifically described in any previous guide, but is apparently one of those "easier routes [that] are to the left of the... Big Enchilada" mentioned by Beverly (2006:202-203).
A blocky start leads to a right-facing dihedral with a crack that pinches out. Surmount another block, and follow the next right-facing dihedral to the top.


Ascends a dihedral system about 15 feet left of the Big Enchilada roof, at the left (southern) end of the east face of the Big Enchilada cliff. Walk-off down the standard approach gully.


Trad rack of single nuts and cams to #3BD will work. Gear anchor on top (several junipers - and a dead pinon- are set back from the edge, too). Easy to set a TR.



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