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Routes in Broken Blade Ridge

Broken Blade Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Broken Blade, North face T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Broken Blade, West face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scabbard, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 30 ft, Grade II
FA: 2012 july
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Shared By: franciscov on Jul 31, 2012
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details


From the ridge climb the west face via a hand crack to summit.
Great to stand on, Installed a repel anchor made of webbing.


Broken Blade N35°13.175' W106°27.263'


hand and finger size cams are most helpful


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Jay Carroll
Jay Carroll  
A fun, well protected, short route. I might even call it a 5.6+. The flake at the beginning looks a bit questionable, but it actually feels pretty solid. If you're up on broken blade ridge, it's definitely worth doing. The main crack is about 2 inches, but a standard rack is fine. We left a rappel sling in a crack from the top on 7/28/2012. Make sure to sign the logbook. Aug 4, 2012

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