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Routes in El Nino Wall

April Showers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cakewalk S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Close to the Edge S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
El Nino S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eye of the Hurricane T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
High Rise T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Im Panadilla S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mud Slide S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
One Step Beyond S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pollo con Jelados S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Puerto Rican Gore-Tex S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Swoosh S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Total White Out S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Wish You Were Here S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
nameless sport climb S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Andy Murtomaki
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Shared By: saltlick on Jul 31, 2011
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Though the route as a whole is not terribly sustained, the cruxes are interesting and high-quality. A tenuous slab start leads to a horizontal crack/rail and delightful small edges, then up toward a bulge at 65 ft; negotiate a delicate crux sequence here and finish on easier highly-featured terrain.

Location

Walk/scramble to the east side of the El Nino formation and rappel down to a mildly brushy alcove just above the base of the wall. April Showers starts 25' higher up, atop blocks and shrubs. A second short rappel or steep squeeze-chimney down-climb may be necessary to reach the base of the wall and the true start of Mud Slide. I found difficulties around 5.10 when I moved left to the second bolt from the alcove, rather than start at the base of the wall. This is a reasonable variation for those with a 60M rope wishing to TR.

Protection

11 bolts, anchor/rap shuts on the large block atop the wall. 70M rope required for TR.

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