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99 Problems 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Ed Strang, Equipped by Timy Fairfeild
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Ed Strang on Mar 13, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: 99 Problems


Start on the ledge below the Bat Cave. Climb to the right of the black streak but to the left of the big flake. Follow the line of bolts through some fantastic face climbing and a thin crux. Finish at the first anchor.


To the right of the Cave



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By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Mar 17, 2015

Fun route with a thin face climbing crux. Crux section is short, but the climbing above is fun and thought provoking. With some long draws we also started off the higher belay platform.
By DaveT
From: Albuquerque
Mar 30, 2015

And the rock is solid. Felt like 12c or 12d with a long reach move, might be harder if you're short!
By benjamin hanna
From: Santa Fe New Mexico
Dec 27, 2016

By far the worst climb in the cave, every hold is 100% manufactured.
The extention is much better though and worth the glue fest below.
By Tim Lutz
Mar 17, 2017

so is it better to have friable holds or glue? either way it gets 2 stars!!!

seems up for debate.... so confuse-ed

are the terraces considered 'manufacturing'?

my friends and I are considering a trip here from the Front Strange, but are hearing conflicting reports. People seem to hate the glue, but don't seem to mind 'sending' on it and using the terraces to belay? Is this cognitive dissonance a New Mexican thing?
By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Mar 17, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

People should just chill out!! Only a few cave routes out of the 75+ routes in the area have glue. Of the 25 or so routes in the cave only about 5 have "some" glue on then! Its not every hold(upper old man and the sika is bad though) and unfortunitly the hold reinforcement was done with poor craftsmanship! If these routes were in Rifle, the glue would be covered over with a ton of chalk and no one would know the difference. The terraces aren't much different from Maple either! Ben exaggerates a bit. This one particular route has 3 or 4 tiny crimps glued over(very ugly but not worth breaking it off) too bad it hasn't been climbed enough to turn them white. Upper part is glueless.
JUST GO CLIMBING. No one is glueing there anymore - stop whinning and climb some routes

Hope I didn't start the debate again!!

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