Type: Trad, Alpine, 100 ft
FA: Carolyn Parker and Dawn Crocetti
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Shared By: John Kear on May 12, 2009
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details

Description

Nice moderate route on the Clandestine Wall. The rock is very good the pro is all there but is hidden from below so the route is a bit committing for the grade (typical and classic Sandias climbing). The crux is about 20ft up in the form of stemming and a corner change but the upper corner is only slightly easier.

Location

The route is currently the furthest left hand route on the wall. The climb starts just right of a large boulder before the base area becomes 3rd class terrain. There is a clean red corner about 15-20 ft off the ground. The climb ends at a nice ledge and new bolted anchors 100ft up.

Protection

A light rack up to a #1 Camalot, bring small cams and nuts. No bolts on the pitch but there is a bolted anchor at the top.

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Rosco Ross
Albuquerque, NM
  5.9
Rosco Ross   Albuquerque, NM
  5.9
Instead of walking out, we used this climb to get to the top. After the anchors, we angled right so that we were above the 5.8 to the next of it (Morning Wood), and found an easy path to the top. The rock was a little loose above these and could be cleaned up more. We cleaned it up some. Aug 11, 2011