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The Middle Way Rock Climbing 

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TMW is the long ridge of rock between the Trident and Paired Pole Pillar. The west face of the formation would be on the way, via the walking approach, to Windward Wall and the east face of the Trident.

Getting There 

Follow the Crest Spur Trail to the La Luz Trail then down to the Fin. Walk the talus uphill to the south (left).

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

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One Hand Clapping 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : The Middle Way
(1) Follow a steep crack system up about 15 feet and then trend right to the bolted anchor (about 55 feet).(2) Climb the face a little to the right of the two bolts but finish a little left of the right weakness at the top of the formation (about 110 feet--see comment below). There is a bolted anchor and chains at the end of the pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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