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Pie In Your Eye 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: bruno-cx
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 17, 2006

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Cody (age 5) on his 2nd time leading. I ascended a...

Description 

A short, easy sport route to chains. Makes for a good beginner sport lead although the spacing between the last two bolts is spicey (but the climbing is easy.)
Many options for the start exist but starting right of bolt line and then moving up and left is easiest.

Location 

Listed as route #6 on route topo photo for Las Conchas Cattle Call Wall.

Protection 

Three bolts to chains.


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Cody getting started up <em>Pie in Your Eye</em> on his second time leading. Aug 30, 2008.
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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 14, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Great introductory climb and/or beginner lead. Fun for kids too!
By Minesh Bacrania
Sep 10, 2008

Good first sport lead, and (as I discovered today) it can be led on gear. A #2 takes care of the bottom, and a couple of creative small nut placements can be had as well. Not really worth the hassle of hauling out the rack, though.
By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 11, 2008

Minesh Bacrania wrote:
Good first sport lead, and (as I discovered today) it can be led on gear. A #2 takes care of the bottom, and a couple of creative small nut placements can be had as well. Not really worth the hassle of hauling out the rack, though.

Don't tell Sonnie Trotter or those bolts might get chopped! :)
By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 3, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

The real Pie In Your Eye ascends the diagonal leftward crack system to the right of this bolted route. It is a trad route and use to have two bolted anchors at the very top of the wall. I think they were chopped at some point.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 23, 2009
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

Further complicating things, Rock Climbing: New Mexico lists a climb called 'Pie in Your Eye' as being in the location that Jason's photo and 'Jemez Rock' put 'Bovine Inspiration', and rates it 5.9. That book calls this line 'Unknown 4' and rates it 5.6.
By Lisa Cecchini
Jun 30, 2010

This is a fun little climb. Great for young kids who are just beginning to climb, like you all said. I would definitively bring the kids I watch up here and put them on this one first. I soloed this, I'm not a great climber but it is easy enough to solo.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 17, 2010
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

There's a new 5.11 extension to this route ("Filet On"), with 6 additional bolts (9 or 10 total).
vainokodas.com/climbing/nmrout...