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Very nice area to the West of Mosaic wall a few hundred yards. Secluded little alley with nice aspens and several good bolted and mixed routes. Routes face Southwest.
West of the main area.
8 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aspen Alley:
Unnamed Crack Left of Zorro 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Blue Boy (aka Serendipity) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Gila Monster 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Unknown 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Zorro 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Digital Dilemma 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Analog Analogy 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Sport, 75'
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Staircase to the Patio 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NM : Taos Area : ... : Aspen Alley
Appearing as if it might be quite trivial and suitable only for your aged auntie, it turns out to be somewhat challenging due to the unbalanced nature of the layback/staircase combo and small roof. The larger story is that I was looking for easy climbs for Graduation Climb, and the staircase made it seem initially appealing. Seconding, and second ascent, by Ron Morgan who claimed "5.10! The hardest climb I've ever attempted!" Without further opinions, I'm calling it 5.9 for now. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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