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Aspen Alley

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Analog Analogy 
Blue Boy (aka Serendipity) 
Digital Dilemma 
Gila Monster 
Staircase to the Patio 
Unknown 
Unnamed Crack Left of Zorro 
Zorro 

Aspen Alley 


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Submitted By: Jeff G. on Jul 25, 2007
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

West of the main area.


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aspen Alley:
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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Featured Route For Aspen Alley
Staircase to the patio, left of Digital Dilemma.  Problematic balancing act with small roof leads to light friction climbing.

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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