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Unnamed 5.9 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Wenker on Aug 24, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Unnamed 5.9, Lookout Shelf, Tres Piedras, NM.

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Description 

A sort-of-dirty little crack climb, with some crumbly and mossy sections down low. Protects well, with good stances (maybe a little soft for 5.9, but I left it rated as in the guidebooks). Too short, but shady in the PM.
Described in Foley (2005:74) and Jackson (2006:57).

Location 

This is the southernmost route on the Shelf. Look for the weird roof at the top of the cliff, and two triangular roofs below that. Climb the seam under the left side of the lower roof and then straight up. You will top out right at a popular picnic spot between South Rock and Mosaic Rock.

Protection 

Light rack of cams to 2.5 inches. For some reason there's a bare bolt stud unnecessarily installed right at the exit move.
Gear anchor (maybe?) or sling the tree (easier) at the top.


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