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Routes in El Nino Wall

April Showers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cakewalk S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Close to the Edge S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
El Nino S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Eye of the Hurricane T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
High Rise T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Im Panadilla S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mud Slide S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
One Step Beyond S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pollo con Jelados S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Puerto Rican Gore-Tex S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Swoosh S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Total White Out S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Wish You Were Here S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
nameless sport climb S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Sport, TR, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: jeffblankman on Jan 6, 2015
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb the arete at the bottom of the 3rd class scramble on the climber's left side of the formation. Start in a small dihedral with a small, broken finger crack on the left, then pull out of the dihedral (crux) up onto the arete proper. About 10-15 feet of 5.10 climbing up small crimps and textured slopes on the rounded arete, then the climbing eases significantly on the lower-angle, highly featured arete. There are open shuts at the top of the arete (at around 90 ft.) Stop here, or continue up the low-angle ledge around to climber's left w/ very easy climbing (5-nothing) to the top of the El Nino formation.

Location

Scramble down (3rd class) on climber's left side of the formation to the "corner" at the bottom. This is probably the best and fastest option. A double rope rap from anchors at the top will also get you down safely and allow a safe toproped climb. If you don't mind rapping off sketchy "open cold shuts" you can rap down with a single rope from the top to the intermediate ledge, and then rap again from your choice of several open cold shut anchors. This climb is right of Vortex and left of the trad dihedral climb High Rise.

Protection

This is a bolted climb. Open cold shuts at about 90ft. up, at the top of the arete. Sparsely protected but easy climbing climber's left once on the ledge will gain closed shut anchors at the top of the formation. A SINGLE ROPE RAP FROM THE TOP WILL NOT GET YOU TO THE BASE, it's about 150 ft. to rap from the top.

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