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Welcome to Las Cruces 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 19, 2006

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The crack system immediately to the left of Piton Power. Slab climbing to gain the crack. At the top of the crack, break right onto the steeper pocketed face and head towards anchors for Piton power.


Marginal placements of small wires can protect the initial slab.

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By Aaron Hobson
From: Clinton, TN
Jan 19, 2006

This is the first climb I did after moving to Las Cruces, thus the name. This crack system is solo climbed by some to set a rope on Piton Power. One of the pins of Piton power can be clipped to protect the initial slab.
By Marta Reece
From: Las Cruces, NM
Jan 28, 2015

If soloing the route, you can skip the steep, pocketed face and walk behind the formation for an easy step-up onto the platform leading to the bolts of Piton Power. This avoids the crux of the route and drops the rating to barely fifth class if that.
By Anthony McGlone
From: Las Cruces, NM
Dec 20, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun climb, but very loose and flaky. The first bolt of Piton Power is a great security blanket on trad leads.

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