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Y - North Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beastie Crack T,TR 
Boy Scout (aka Broadway) T,TR 
Flat-footed T,TR 
Hard Start TR 
Herb's Roof T,TR 
Hessing Route T,TR 
Inside Dihedral T,TR 
Left Mother T,TR 
Less-Hard Start T,TR 
Lizard Man T 
Middle Mother T,TR 
Nose, The TR 
Notch, The T,TR 
Open Book T,TR 
Original Open Book T,TR 
Porter Route T 
Ramp, The T,TR 
Rigid Deffacator T 
Triple Overhang T,TR 
Wisconsin T,TR 

Y - North Side Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: North Wall of The Y


The north side of the Y is where most of the climbs in this area are located. This side of the cliff is sunny for most of the day in the summer, but is shaded in the winter because the sun is low enough to be obscured by the south side of the canyon. You can set TRs or build anchors before scrambling down to the base; the descent is 3rd class and is easy to find by following the trail from the top to the west.

Routes left of Triple Overhang are generally considered no-no's because of petroglyphs in this section.

Getting There 

The North side of the Y is the cliff whose top you come to by hiking south 1 minute from the parking along the highway. To drop into the Y, go to the east, and find a 3rd class downclimb.

Climbing Season

For the Los Alamos & White Rock area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Y - North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Y - North Side:
Wisconsin   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Nose   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Y - North Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Ken Sims Soloing Beastie Crack.

Beastie Crack 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Y - North Side
Climb the finger crack crux off the ground. This is 5.9 to 5.10+ depending on finger size and reach. Being taller with fat fingers probably helps. You can get finger size cams in, but don't fall, because without a perfect belay you'll land awkwardly on jagged rocks. Easy 5.4 stemming leads to the top. Please try not to touch or stand on or near the petroglyph. If you're not sure you can climb this without impacting the archaeology, don't climb it....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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