Type: Trad, Alpine, 100 ft, Grade II
FA: July, 2012
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Shared By: franciscov on Aug 1, 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


The climb is the large pinnacle on the lower part of the Keep Ridge. Climb the North face on the west side up a slightly overhanging hand crack. The crux is leaving the hand crack to a finger crack/mantel.


On The Lower part of the Keep Ridge is the location of the climb. Access by Rapping down the Watchtower. the is a fixed 11mm rope around the summit with a link to rap off.


Standard Rack


Bill Lawry
New Mexico
Bill Lawry   New Mexico
With a little scrambling/bush-whacking, this climb could be a fun start to the day if you are already planning to climb on WatchTower. If so, rap via Watchman's Secret on WatchTower as this will land you close to The Keep route.

The first bit of climbing is so-so but the crack and getting up on top of the thing makes up for it.

It is a 30 meter rap from the 11 mm fixed rope & link at the top of the pinnacle (July 2012) down to the NE - can do climb and rap with one 60 meter rope. Aug 5, 2012