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Cowpox T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mad Cow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Monkey Fever T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Monkeypox T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Ian Harris, Jessica Jelacic, Marta Reece, Summer 2015
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Shared By: Marta Reece on Jun 15, 2015
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Description

This is a new, harder and cleaner, version. It offers a solid rock and good climbing, with finicky enough pro on the crux to keep you checking just how crazy you are, before it hands you the perfect pocket to keep you in the game.

Pitch 1: (5.7, 170 feet) Step onto the left side of the chimney that splits the wall down the middle. Move left onto an indistinct ledge, then continue slightly leftward toward the left end of a short, horizontal line of small bushes above. Once past the bushes, go right a bit, then up. With the steep part done, you will see a broad head wall interrupted by two apparent gullies. Take whatever route is convenient (we went left a bit and then sharply right) to the the base of the left one.

Pitch 2: (5.8, 80 feet) Go up the steep, almost perfectly straight trough above. At the top turn right to find a good belay spot on the easy slab.

Location

Mad Cow starts to the left of the base of the chimney which slashes Zoonotic in two. Walk off from the top toward the Citadel canyon as for Cowpox. The top of the walk-off is marked with a cairn.

Protection

Standard rack.

Photos

Ian Harris
Las Cruces NM
  5.8
Ian Harris   Las Cruces NM
  5.8
This route has fun moves on decent rock and "interesting" gear. I recommend bringing micro cams and small brass nuts. Aug 4, 2015

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