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On July 1, 2020, the New Mexico state governor issued an executive order (cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/…) requiring all visitors from out of state to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter. The terms "self-isolate" or "self-quarantine" refer the voluntary physical separation of a person or group of people in a residence or other place of lodging. Any person who is self-isolating or self-quarantining may only leave a residence or place of lodging to receive medical care and should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging except for those providing medical care, emergency response, or other individuals designated by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The executive order also closes all New Mexico State Parks to non-NM residents.
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health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.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.
Scramble up to the alcove ledge by the easiest path, which should be no harder than 5.2 (or better yet, climb the new direct start). An optional belay can be had at the alcove ledge-- useful if climbing both headwall routes. A steep section past the first bolt is much easier than it looks, because the huecos are huge. Above, bust left and go up a black streak through the overhanging crux using some tufa-like holds.
The 2-bolt anchor has has lowering biners on screwlinks but the bolts are very poorly placed in dishes and lowering on these biners will results in a lot of drag and rope twisting. Therefore, it's best to continue 5' farther up and right to the Presumed To Be Modern anchor on easy terrain.
A 60m rope will just barely reach from the ground to the anchor, and back to the ground, with rope stretch.