|Backside of Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee area (Northern cluster of boulders)
Work up into the right-facing finger crack (lay back to the left), then bust a big move to the upper notch. Careful not to leave a finger behind if you fall!
Just right of Driftwood, on the alcove podium above (south of) wounded knee boulder.
From: Albuquerque New Mexico
Mar 5, 2009
rating: V1+ 5 X
Not that hard to do, but the exposure is terrifying:) If you don't stick that last jam it could be a really ugly get-off. That said, bring a lot of nerve, and hit it quick. Staring at the crux from halfway will burn your forearms and sap your courage. Bring a pad, a good spotter and just SEND. The less time you spend, the easier it is. Good luck, my friends...
|By Dave Wachter|
Apr 14, 2009
Not sure about the "X" grade, unless you've got hemophelia or osteogenesis imprefecta. I suppose I could imagine some tweaked fingers, but that hardly makes for an "X"rating.
|By Lisa Cecchini|
Jun 24, 2010
Great climb, super easy but its a little heady. It will get your heart pumping just the way we climbers like it.
|By Matt St. Peter|
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 11, 2012
rating: V2 5+
Got on it today. The only scary thing was how cold my fingers and toes were. Maybe that helped with the friction? Fun fun fun. Threw a hand jam in at the top to boot.