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Warm Up Solo TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: TR, 60 ft
FA: Eric "Peck" Heatwole
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Shared By: claude. on Sep 13, 2010
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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The largest boulder visible from the road has numerous variations and ascends the less than vertical face. It is rarely ever done as a top rope, but a fall from anywhere would be very bad.


Kind of a choose-your-own-adventure to the top. Many variations, all more or less the same grade.


At one point had bolts or slings for top rope equipping, but I don't believe they are there anymore. One could potentially sling one of the larger boulders on the summit to set an anchor.


Bob Broilo
Socorro, NM
Bob Broilo   Socorro, NM
AKA the "death slab". Do not fall!

On the overhanging reddish West face there are two solo climbs. Both FAed by Eric "Peck" Heatwole. The right line is fun, 5.10ish, and somewhat clean and solid, but be very careful because a fall could easily kill you. The left line is harder, looser, and it's fun to hear Peck tell the story of the first ascent. A few years after these climbs started getting traffic someone put a single bolt on the top of the right line. Sep 13, 2011