REI Community
Area 37
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Walk in the Park S 
A37 Crack Route T 
Bag of Sand S 
Balance of Power, The S 
Bizarre Ritual S 
Bolting The Molting S 
Branching Out S 
Cherry Pickin' S 
Cyclic Loader S 
Ergo S 
Fatigue S 
Frosted Mini Wheats S 
InBetween, The S 
Keardo S 
Leprosy S 
Los Gastones S 
Mini Wheats S 
Paradox of Choice S 
Rain Dogs S 
Sending Data S 
Stewed Prune S 


YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Scott Cherry
Page Views: 2,813
Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Aug 9, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (37)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Jason on Leprosy, April 22, 2006


Beautiful, steeply overhung route at the far left side of the crag. Not as far left as Frosted Mini Wheats, or Mini Wheats, however. Sustained! Crux is near the top of the route.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of Leprosy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Blue sky in the background of a photo at Area 37? ...
Blue sky in the background of a photo at Area 37? ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Leprosy route at Area 37. Anchor bolts are a b...
BETA PHOTO: The Leprosy route at Area 37. Anchor bolts are a b...

Comments on Leprosy Add Comment
Show which comments
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 15, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I consider this the best route at Area 37. Steep and sustained with good holds when you need them. Some slopers down low to positive but steep holds higher up. The rock quality overall, though, is a bit dubious so climb it soon before all the good holds come off.

The anchor setup is funky. Two cold shuts with one higher than the other. I hope to take some links up there soon to make it easier to equalize and clean up there.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 14, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Have to agree with Jason--Leprosy is a great route and is my favorite at Area 37. There are places where the rock can be brittle, so make sure your belayer wears a helmet. Even though the routes are for the most part pretty clean, I have seen holds break off--it's just the nature of the rock there.
By Scott Beguin
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jul 10, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is a Good route at Mile Marker 37 but I only give it two stars because of rock quality. It is continuous at the 11a grade. The bolts are rusting as this gets the weather.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 24, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Thanks to a hardware donation from NMCRAG, the anchors on this route were replaced in July 2007 with quality Fixe Sport Anchors.
By Eric Whitbeck
Sep 2, 2014

The route has 11B written in chalk which makes it a bit confusing since its posted here at 11C. Walk in the Park has an 11C and a smile. I thought Walk was Leprosy since it gets the most stars, but no big deal.
By skelldify
Mar 18, 2015


Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About