Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Pocket Change Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bowels of Hell, The 
Easy Money 
Gold Rush 
Payday 
Pocket Change 
Rebate 
Route of All Evil 
Vegetable Massacre 

Pocket Change 

YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

   
Type: Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Gramont, Tom Kalakay, Jean de Lataillade
Page Views: 624
Submitted By: Anthony Stout on May 9, 2007
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]

Add Photo Add Comment    Printer View

Description 

A beautiful, technical, and quite sequency route, this route stands out as one of the best I have been on in New Mexico. A confusing start, watch the chalked sloper and go for the jug right of it, and clip the first bolt. Trend slightly left through difficult crimpy terrain and clip the second. After the second you will swing back slightly to the right. Keep going, tricky, balancy moves, crimpers and a few jugs will get you to the anchors. The top is run out but the holds are GREAT!

Most people call this route an 11c, as does the old black Enchanted Tower guidebook (out of print). For some reason (not explained) Dennis R. Jackson in his new Climbing New Mexico guidebook bumped it up to a 5.11d. Personally I am split between the grades. As Socorro tends to be quite sequency and technical in the first place, it would probably compare to other 5.11c's at Socorro. However, compared to other places in the state (i.e. Enchanted Tower), this route would be called 5.11d. Take your pick!


Location 

On the Far left side of Pocket Change Wall.


Protection 

5 bolts to chain anchors.



Comments on Pocket Change Add Comment
Show which comments
By emmet
Oct 22, 2010

FA: Gramont, Tom Kalakay, Jean de Lataillade
(from Samet/Jett)