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Beastie Alley

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Danger Mouse S 
Inner Sanctum S 
Jaws S 
Lichen to Liken T 
Pony Express T,S 
Rusty-P, The T,TR 
Thunder Toad S 
Unknown (crack with pin left of Unnamed 5.11) T 
Unnamed T,S 
Unnamed Fissure T 
Unnatural Attraction S 

Beastie Alley  


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Submitted By: Mark Mathis on Jul 15, 2007
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Description 

A narrow slot canyon that splits the west end of Mosaic Rock. A good place to find shade.

Getting There 

Follow the main approach trail north from the parking area and head west (left) around the side of Mosaic Rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Beastie Alley:
Pony Express   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 115'   
Thunder Toad   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Unnatural Attraction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Beastie Alley
Lichen to Liken (5.8), Mosaic Rock, Tres Piedras, ...

Lichen to Liken 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NM : Taos Area : ... : Beastie Alley
This route is written up in the 1981 guide and in the 1984 "Tao's Rock II" guide, but I don't know that I would have been able to find it, based on the written description, if I hadn't had the help of a long-time TP climber to point it out to me. He had climbed this route back in the days before the Thunder Toad anchors went in, so we think we have the correct line of Lichen identified here.Start up the thin face jus...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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