Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: Baltz & Dahrling, 1977
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Shared By: David Baltz on Nov 9, 2009
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Permit Required For Climbing in El Malpais National Monument Details


A two pitch dihedral. P1: Offwidth and chimney for about 100 feet passing a large yucca en route.  Belay off gear atop a ledge below an obvious difficult spot (5.9+).  P2: Shinny/chimney the narrow section above ((5.10-), or undercling/layback right around a flake (5.10+).  Both variations get you re-established in the chimney above. Continue deep into the chimney past a bombay roof restriction, then exit above it on a sloping ledge, finishing up the hand/fist/OW crack to the summit.


At the far back of the Natural Arch Canyon is a long left-facing dihedral hidden from view until you are almost to Rotten Peach. It is directly across the ravine from Rotten Peach and faces south.


One each 0.5 - 2", doubles of 3 & 4", one #5.  Big Bro's very useful!