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|Type:||Sport, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Richard Malone and Aaron Geller|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Ellis on Apr 30, 2018|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
On November 16, 2020, the New Mexico state governor updated the executive order (cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/…) requiring all visitors from out of state to self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter. The terms "self-isolate" or "self-quarantine" refer the voluntary physical separation of a person or group of people in a residence or other place of lodging. Any person who is self-isolating or self-quarantining may only leave a residence or place of lodging to receive medical care and should not allow others into the residence or place of lodging except for those providing medical care, emergency response, or other individuals designated by the New Mexico Department of Health.
The executive order also closes all New Mexico State Parks to non-NM residents.
This Executive Order shall take effect on November 16, 2020 and shall remain in effect through the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order 2020-004 and any extensions of that emergency declaration or until it is rescinded.
Additionally, NM state guidance requires all persons to wear a mask anytime they are out in public, including outdoor recreation areas.
This is the first route you see as you make your way up to the spire. It starts at the very base of the spire on the East side as you hike up from the pullout. See photos for info.
Do as a lead/follow. I have been told that it can be done in a single pitch on a 70 meter rope, with the second following through. We did it on a 60, and used the mid point anchor. Bring an extra rope to rappel from two that are tied together. The rappel drops you off of the north side of the spire, about 50 feet downhill of Lichen Adventure.
This route will be used in the future to access other portions of the spire and to start installing more routes.