All Locations > New Mexico > Los Alamos & Whit… > White Rock > Big Enchilada, The > East Side, Big Enchilada
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|Type:||Trad, TR, 65 ft|
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|Shared By:||George Perkins on Apr 9, 2009|
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DescriptionThis line, just left of the Big Enchilada, is an easier option to avoid the intimidating roof, and also makes a good 5.7/5.8 route.
Start as for Big Enchilada's left roof crack (1 5.7+ or 5.8 move near the beginning) but escape up left 15' before reaching the roof, following a ramp up and left to a good ledge. From here, you can traverse back right above the roof (useful if a TR is set there), or go straight up following cracks over blocky overhangs, or go left even farther (easiest).
I've heard that some folks are calling this line 'Cheese Enchilada.', although it's not written up in any of the guides, but it seems a fitting name.
LocationStart as for the Big Enchilada's left side crack, but escape left on a left-trending ramp before reaching the big roof.
This line is shown approximately as #7 in Rock Climbing: New Mexico, perhaps inadvertently.