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East Side, Big Enchilada
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The Big Enchilada (Left Crack) 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Wa3lt on Mar 21, 2009

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Description 

Up the lefthand crack and out the roof. Center roof crack finish is 5.11a.

Location 

Route #1 in Chen/Wehner, as shown in the East Side beta photo.

This climb is also listed as Beverly #1 (5.9+/10a) and Jackson #7 (5.9+/10a). Beverly's topo is correct. Jackson's topo is wrong in that it avoids the left roof crack entirely, but it has the correct start.

Protection 

TR, or lead it with a standard rack up to a #4 camalot.


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By Ethan Coon
Jul 3, 2009

The Beverly "Jemez Rock" guidebook calls this "The Big Enchilada", with the other crack a "harder 11 variation". Don't fool yourself... the 11 is definitely The Big Enchilada, this is the "easier 9+ variation."