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Pale Rider 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw, Josh Smith
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Mar 22, 2009

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The crux is at the top, on the slab, clipping the anchors. This route is best done as a lead-follow because it starts on the arete and sort of curves around. Lowering off and to clean your draws creates a great deal of drag and a bit of a swing as you near the ground.


Left end of Walt's Wall.



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By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 22, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Lowering and cleaning is a bit of work but isn't too bad. Nice exposure near the top.
By Devin C.
Jun 4, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Cool Route! It wanders a bit so its interesting finding the right lines. Found at least two spinners though, I should just start carrying a wrench in the jemez because of how soft the rock is here.

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