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Routes in El Tecolote

Quack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sand in My Sombrero T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tecolote Sin Nombre T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 54 total · 4/month
Shared By: Josh Smith on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details


Quack is the obvious big dihedral left of the bushy gully on El Tecolote.

Taking the bypass ledge and skipping the first long, loose, dirty, easy, bushy, ledgy first pitch seems like a good idea. The climbing above goes through a pretty looking dihedral into a scary looking off-width chimney.


Left of the huge corner that demarcates El Tecolote. Look up and left for the big, obvious clean dihedral with the big, obvious off width above it.


Standard rack plus some big pieces up to #6. The OW section looks to be about 50 feet long with some smaller gear choices available part way.


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Josh Smith  
We didn't climb this because we didn't take a 4, 5, and 6, but it looks great. The Hill book doesn't say who the FA party was. Oct 17, 2017

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