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Lucy S 
Mastodont S 
Meanderthal S 
Native Rituals S 
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Voyage of the Beagle S 

Mastodont 

YDS: 5.13b/c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: A. Miller (FFA-Cloud Hall)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Miller on Jun 28, 2006

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James working through the difficult moves of Masto...

Description 

Left of the middle of solar cave, this route climbs through steep roof resembling the shape of a Mastodon's chest. Hard sustained sequences.

Location 

Presently, just left of Evolution.

Protection 

5 fixed chain draws, 2 quickdraws


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By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Apr 6, 2007
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

One of the better 5.13s in northern NM, if only it were twice as long! Quite a bit different character than Native Rituals, which is more technical but less dynamic. Mastadont is more 'burly' with thuggish moves between relatively large holds. Basically a 20-move power endurance sprint.
By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Apr 16, 2009
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

Fun steep gym rat climbing, easier for me than Native Ritual. V6 boulder problem with long moves on good holds up to a good rest to a V5 on the less steep headwall using underclings and rounded holds.
By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Apr 13, 2010

April 2010

Cleaned all the questionable rock out from below the first fixed draw. Makes for a better start off the slab. Doesn't change the character of the climb at all.
By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 19, 2012

About the same difficulty for me as the other 13's Survival and Native Rituals, but I like "steep gym rat" climbing. More full body strength than finger strength dependent. Certainly felt the most secure of the Solar Cave 13's.