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Fun in the Sun

5.10a, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 20 votes
FA: Derek Lawrence and Bob D'Antonio 7/22/2012
New Mexico > Taos Area > Dead Cholla Wall
Access Issue: Access Issue for Areas in BLM Taos Field Office Lands Details

Description

A straightforward line that is easier than it looks. Makes for a nice warmup for this area. Straightforward climbing with plenty of positive holds and only a couple tricky sections.

Location

This is the bolted line just to the left of Esmerelda. It's between climb 22 in the Foley guide and Esmerelda. Goes straight up the dihedral after some blocky stuff down low.

Protection

5 bolts, option of gear down low if the easy runout is not comfortable.

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Climb up to the dihedral to the left of the arete. The dihedral ends and there's a section of juggy face climbing.
[Hide Photo] Climb up to the dihedral to the left of the arete. The dihedral ends and there's a section of juggy face climbing.
Arjun pausing in the dihedral before pulling through a couple fun bulges before the anchors. Photo by Hanna.
[Hide Photo] Arjun pausing in the dihedral before pulling through a couple fun bulges before the anchors. Photo by Hanna.

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[Hide Comment] FA. Derek Lawrence and Bob D'Antonio 7/22/2012
I think I called it "Fun in the sun"
we were thinking 9+/10-, fun climb! Aug 15, 2012
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Thanks Derek! Edited my description accordingly. Agree on the rating. Aug 16, 2012