Type: Trad, 800 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mark Dalen on Jul 5, 2013
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Climb talus toward the obvious gully, which features a few boulder-type moves on quality rock. Above here the standard line makes a slightly dropping traverse right (north) before heading straight up. It is possible to go more or less straight up but this is all high angle talus where numerous accidents have occurred. Pick your line carefully.

As a side note, there is some potential for further development on this peak. A UNM Mountaineering Club trip in 1974, for example, climbed a direct line up the south face for 3 pitches of scary low-5th class. Other similar lines might be found by the intrepid choss-lover.


Begin at the SE corner of the peak.


Slings & a few small pieces will anchor any line down the gully for the timid follower. Higher up there are no solid anchors of any kind.


Steep hiking, to scree, to scrambling. I was surprised by the amount of 4th class on this route. I used my hands quite a bit, and did a lot of the descent facing toward the rock. There's some decent exposure, too. Plenty of potential for rolled ankles, which would make for a rough descent. All around, a fun adventure, and more exciting than I expected. Oct 25, 2018