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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- 14 VS 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
Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: George Perkins on Mar 21, 2009
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Climb the hand crack in a left-facing corner to a big ledge. From here, face climb up following a seam to a small roof just below the top of the cliff.

An alternate easier start is to begin on blocks to the left, as for #6.

It is very possible to climb a 5.8 variation of the route by staying farther right of the seam above the ledge, and then traversing left under the roof.

Location

Route #7 in Chen/Wehner, as shown on .

This climb is also listed as Beverly #8 (5.11b) and Jackson #1 (5.11b).

Beverly's and Jackson's topos show a choice of blocky starts leading to the ledge. Jackson's version also exits the top farther left than in Wa3lt's or Beverly's photos.

Protection

TR from a 2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top, which was installed to prevent further damage to trees.

RPs & TCUs to a #3 cam, if leading.

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Devin Shunk  
 
There are a lot of possible variations on this climb. I guess that if you truly stick to the small seam, I can see the .11 rating. But, you are within an arms reach of another crack system most of the way to the left on the face. If you use that, it puts it down in the low 10 range, IMO. Fun climb. Jan 27, 2014