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A La Verga 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Beguin, 2000
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 17, 2006
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A five bolt sport route on far right side of Cattle Call Wall. Feels awkward but climbs alright.


Far right side of Cattle Call Wall. Listed as route #8 on route topo photo for Las Conchas Cattle Call Wall.


5 bolts to fixe super shuts. Quality hardware is appreciated.

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 14, 2007
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Good route. Perhaps it's just the way I'm doing it, but I think the bottom section is 5.9. Easier above.

By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 14, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This climb is incorrectly marked as 'Moon Over Belen' in both current guides.

My guess is that the original 'Moon Over Belen' climb is a chossy trad climb somewhere on the right side of Cattle Call Wall, probably up the left-slanting bushy crack just left of this route. The confusion probably resulted from the original Las Conchas guide having no photos or sketches of Cattle Call wall.

The proper name for the climb was provided by the FA (SB).

By byegunx
From: New York, NY
Sep 27, 2010

It looks awkward and climbs awkward. 5.8 at best. The shorter climb (4 bolts to anchor)just to the left of it, before Cow Pies for Breakfast, is a much better route.