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Routes in Mid-Town

Arete, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Velvet S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cletus S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Cliff Nazi S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Corner, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
El Nino S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Guchi S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Lech S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
May the Fourth S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mocè S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pillar of Pummel S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pokey S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rational Expectation S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Roof, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Side Squeeze S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Side Straddle Hop S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sloopy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Squeeze S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tree Route, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Warm Up S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
cracker jack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: John Hymer
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Shared By: Shirtless Mike on May 13, 2015
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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This route is aptly named since you use "The Tree" to get established on the wall. An obvious stand start exists for those willing to pull on the painful pockets and risk a tree enema.

After Stick-clipping the first bolt, climb up to stand on the tree, stacking ropebags as required (or save the tree and just winch) to get up to the decent right hand starting hold. Establish on the wall and make a series of hard moves to get to a stance a the second bolt. Continue up on "traddy" insecure moves to good holds at the break above and step left around the arete for a good rest. Continue up past one more difficult section to the anchor.

Would be three stars if not for the tree start.


Far right side of the mid-town area. Starts just above a tree growing next to the wall, between "Pokey" and "The Corner".


Bolts to Anchors, Stickclip


DaveT   Albuquerque
Three stars BECAUSE of the tree start! May 13, 2015
ian katz
Las Cruces, NM
ian katz   Las Cruces, NM
interesting rock with sustained bouldery moves, to me it felt a little harder than the other 12a's on the shadyside. I also give it 3 stars because it's super cool! Jun 6, 2018

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