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El Nino 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

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Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Feb 27, 2007

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Finishing the top. Pull through the pump.


"...I am 'El Nino', Spanish for: 'The Nino'..." - Chris Farley

This short route offers challenging slab moves on decent rock. If only it were longer! Begin just left of the chimney, head up to the first break, then veer left to the bolt line. It is possible to start directly, but its much harder. Unfortunately nowhere near as entertaining as the late, great Farley.


Right end of Midtown, between two gear routes.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Rippey on el nino.
Jon Rippey on el nino.
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By frank bonnevie
May 22, 2013

There are three starts for this the left start under cracker jack 5.13a v6 boulder problem. direct start, right of first bolt 5.11b the far right start 5.10c
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Feb 13, 2017

Really nice route with a hard to read power-endurance crux after the last bolt.

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