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Baptistina S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Concealed Crustose S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cryptonomicon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dirty Little Secret S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dissimulation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Double-Blind Study S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eyes of Buddha S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Feeling the Love S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gnosis S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lost in Tuff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Out of Sight S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Plague of Pestilence S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Positive Aspect of Negative Thinking, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Recondite Rhyolite S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rubbing Elbows with the Lumpenproletariat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Transmogrifier S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Turkey Bacon S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unconchas S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: William Penner sometime in 2008 or 2009
Page Views: 614 total · 8/month
Shared By: William Penner on Sep 20, 2011
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Thin crack to challenging short section, easing off to the top. Super fun climbing.

Location

Begin at obvious crack.

Protection

5 QDs to a 2-bolt anchor

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George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
  5.11d
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
  5.11d
Bring a #0.5 camalot or a stick clip to protect the hard start. Feb 8, 2014
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.11d
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.11d
Indeed, thanks for putting up these routes, William. Daniel and I had a great time climbing a few of them and look forward to going back. The rock is really good and the routes are varied and challenging. My crack climbing skills are sub-par so I found Gnosis more difficult than Cryptonomicon. It'll be fun to work on Gnosis. Sep 25, 2011
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
  5.11d
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
  5.11d
Great, thanks for the info! I thought Gnosis was a bit easier than Cryptonomicon, maybe 5.11d and 5.12a? But my partner thought it was the other way around, 5.12a and 5.11d. As you say, Cryptonomicon is really tough to read, so maybe it's more deceptive than hard? Anyway, both are super fun, but I think I liked Dissimulation best of all. Really wild climbing. Sep 24, 2011
William Penner
The 505
 
William Penner   The 505
 
Gnosis is middle left. I will revise to reflect the correct bolt count. It has been a couple years since I was at this wall.

What rating did you think both Gnosis (middle left) and Cryptonomicon (middle right) were? Cryptonomicon is deceptively hard and Gnosis is really hard for a little while as well. Glad you liked them.

W Sep 24, 2011
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
  5.11d
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
  5.11d
Is this the middle-left or middle-right climb at the crag? I climbed both (along with the far left one) today, and they both kind of fit the description, though the middle-left has 5 bolts and the middle-right has 7 bolts.

All three are great climbs! Thanks for your hard work on the route development! Sep 24, 2011

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