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Valapin's Via Ferrata T 

Abyss Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,193'
Location: 37.2908, -107.91299 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Jul 11, 2014
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Abyss Crack, with plenty more further north.

Description 

This is the gem of the band, so far, where the ground drops away, and with a rough version of what's envisioned, Valalpin's Via Ferrata, it has the best rock, exposure, and potential. Even now, but better once completed, competent climbers have a relatively easy way of getting on some very nice vertical fissures, without the hassle of rapping in or climbing the nice shale cliff below...nope, just long runouts where a slip would result in a painful pendulum.

Getting There 

Rap in from the top, or do the traverse.

Climbing Season

For the Durango area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Abyss Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: A + sign marks the 1st good crack.

Valapin's Via Ferrata Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Colorado : Durango : ... : Abyss Cliff
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By Matthias Holladay
From: Shiprock, Navajolands
Oct 9, 2017
This is actually a separate area [thanks admin] which comprises the precipitous east-ish facing part of our skyline & the north-ish section.

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