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Don't Have a Cow 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: David Lucas
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Submitted By: Nate Myers on Mar 27, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Michael Briseno at the anchors, about to rappell d...


Staying left of the bolts keeps the climbing at 5.7, harder if one stays right and follows the arete up. Anchors are slightly right of the route, so cleaning on rappel can be tricky.


As you walk in from the north end of the crag, it is the first fully bolted route on a face without an overhang. It is to the left of a cleft/gully in the rock face.


Well protected with good bolt spacing.

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By He B
Mar 24, 2017

Climbed Don't Have a Cow over UNM's spring break. Great weather and a lovely setting on the north east side of the hills, providing for shade all day.

As a note, the chains at the anchor do not have fixed carabiners in which to clip in for lowering off of the route. My climbing partner and I left two red wiregate non-locking carabiners on the anchor chain. Please - no one use these to lower themselves off of this climb! We carefully down-climbed and did not rely on them as our sole source of safety. Take these shiny new carabiners (purchased March 2017) home with you, use them properly, love them, but the carabiners are not up to spec to function as primary anchor carabiners.
By Forrest Wilcox
From: Las Cruces, NM
Mar 17, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

solo lead
By Noah Monagle
Jul 5, 2013

This one is to the left of Dances with Brangi and the other climbs with the small roof. It's the most obvious bolted line and once located you can easily get your barrings on the area knowing that Dances with Brangi is the next bolted line to the RIGHT.
By Ian Harris
From: Las Cruces NM
Mar 24, 2017

He B, typical practice is to not lower, but rather rappel from a setup such as this.
Some crags have equipment to specifically lower off of and must be replaced quite often. By rappelling, there is less frequent maintenance required.
Always communicate with your partner and make sure you know how you're going to get down from a route before stepping off the ground, and always always inspect fixed gear (bolts, chains) for wear before using.

Happy Climbing.

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