Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: A Miller, R. Bradshaw, F. Berman
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Shared By: Aaron Miller on May 8, 2010
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Description

Long sustained quality climbing with great position and lots of exposure.

Location

15 feet right of Aerostar. Starts on a face just right of a right facing corner, where the trail makes a little jog to the right. Route mostly stays on the arete right of a crack and left of a black streak.

Protection

13 bolts, chain anchor

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Wherever we park!
  5.11a/b
AOSR   Wherever we park!
  5.11a/b
this would be a fantastic route if it weren't for the small runout at the top made even more dangerous by climbing on chunks of completely uncleaned moss. maybe i was off route, but the moves there were def 11 and staying left at the top looked not only more difficult, but also crowded the neighboring line. brush the right side of the arete for a 4 star route... Jun 1, 2010
Chris Archer
  5.11a PG13
Chris Archer  
  5.11a PG13
Completely agree w the previous comment. This is an excellent route with continually interesting climbing on good rock until the finale. You cant see the anchors from the last bolt (it looks like you finish on the 11+ to the left and share anchors, but Top Gun has its own well hidden anchors). If you blow the moves to the chains, using lichen covered holds, it looks like a bad (ankle breaking?) fall. Adding one last bolt before the anchors (which would eliminate the bad fall potential and provide some direction on how to finish) and brushing the holds would turn this into a 3-4 star classic. Jun 10, 2010
Niccole
Denver, CO
  5.11a/b
Niccole   Denver, CO
  5.11a/b
would be so great if the top was clean and not quite so run out and scary! Jun 14, 2010
Aaron Miller
Santa Fe, NM
  5.11-
Aaron Miller   Santa Fe, NM
  5.11-
I moved the last-bolt and added one. It's now less heady at the topout.

enjoy Oct 24, 2010
Ian Donnelly
Santa Fe, NM
  5.11a
Ian Donnelly   Santa Fe, NM
  5.11a
Sustained with nice movement from the ground to the chains. Great climb! Aug 5, 2012
Bill Czajkowski
Albuquerque, NM
  5.11a
Bill Czajkowski   Albuquerque, NM
  5.11a
Apparently there's a new bolt at the top. Not notably runout though very interesting and thoughtful climbing. Quite a nice route. Jul 3, 2015
Rennie Putnam
Albuquerque, NM
 
Rennie Putnam   Albuquerque, NM
 
There's a pretty key left-hand sidepull near the top that feels ready to go, so be careful. Aug 25, 2018
Aaron Miller
Santa Fe, NM
  5.11-
Aaron Miller   Santa Fe, NM
  5.11-
That left hand block has rattled since the day the route went up, couldn’t free it with a hammer, so not likely, but always possible. Aug 25, 2018