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This is the section of cliff to the NW from the downclimb. There are roughly 25 excellent, though short routes. This is the most convenient crag at Cochiti, where it is easy to setup TRs on many routes, there is a nice 'scene' at the cliff base, shade trees, and a good diversity of grades is available.
From the downclimb, head NW.
Climbs (Right to Left)
Napoleon Blown-Apart (5.11b)
23 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in North Cliffband
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Cliffband:
Thief Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Monkey Lust 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Praise the Lunge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
La Espina 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, 70'
Thief in Time 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Gunning for the Buddha 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Featured Route For North Cliffband
Praise the Lunge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : North Cliffband
This route is known for the diabolical lunge-crux that guards the anchor. However, the climbing is technical and strenuous from the moment you leave the ground. Several interesting moves up the slabby prow will get you pumping before an excellent rest just below the crux. Its possible to climb the crux statically, but where's the fun in that?...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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