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  • Description 

    East facing basalt cliff.


    Getting There 

    This cliff is located upstream (North) of The Candy Store and directly across the river from The Red Tail Wall.


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    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['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]


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    FA Jay Foley, Joel Tinl belaying day 1 <br />Crack in the Cosmic Egg

    Crack In The Cosmic Egg 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  NM : Taos Area : ... : Ground Up Wall
    Diverse climbing on great rock. Start in a thin seem layback this past a lone bolt to a ledge then up a steep finger crack to another sloping ledge.Step left and follow steep pockets to gain a large right facing corner when it ends do an airy traverse out right on a short horizontal hand crack then up to a ledge and rap anchor. Two ropes or A single 70 meter rope will just barely get you down (stay right at end of rap). Stiff for the grade!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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    Ground Up and Spit Out, Joel Tinl
    Ground Up and Spit Out, Joel Tinl
    Jay Foley suggesting these lines go.
    Jay Foley suggesting these lines go.
    Jay with the "wader aided" crossing and Redtail Wall above sandy beach in background.  Serendipity crack's upper section is along the sun shadow line.
    Jay with the "wader aided" crossing and Redtail Wa...
    View up stream from 1st belay
    View up stream from 1st belay
    Arial view.
    BETA PHOTO: Arial view.
    Ground Up and Spit Out
    Ground Up and Spit Out
    Fall low water approach looking downstream toward Candy Store at river right.
    Fall low water approach looking downstream toward ...
    This tarantula climbed out of a crack next to the anchor (2nd pitch 65m up) and moved up the wall right next to me dotting webs like placing gear.
    This tarantula climbed out of a crack next to the ...
    Rio Grande likely at 200 cfs in this photo for easiest wading.  NCO falls upstream.  Waders might take the edge off of the evening return crossing.
    Rio Grande likely at 200 cfs in this photo for eas...
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