|Consensus:||YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]|
|FA:||Charlie Cundiff 2007|
|Submitted By:||Aaron Hobson on Apr 28, 2007|
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By Marta Reece
From: Las Cruces, NM
Dec 17, 2012
This climb is all about the start. You can start from directly below the crack from a flat area near a large tree the branches of which nearly touch the wall. The boulder problem at the base, up a slightly overhanging wall with some good holds, is best done on top rope or at least with a crash pad and is definitely well above the 5.5 rating.
This crux may be skipped by starting well to the left where a fourth class scramble takes you onto the same bulge the boulder problem ends on. There is only one catch. If you are short (I am 5'6"), you will find yourself well off the ground doing moves that feel more like 5.7 than 5.5 in order to reach the crack, and your first protection opportunity.
This crux too may be skipped altogether, this time by going right and coming up the bulge on the right side of the photo. Doing that will keep the entire climb in a low fifth range.