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The Return of Mudzilla 

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Type:  Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 600', Grade V
Consensus: A3 [details]
FA: Jeremy Aslaksen and Paul Gagner (Dave Mills for beer support on last two pitches)
New Route: Yes
Season: All Year (summer would be best)
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Submitted By: Jeremy Aslaksen on May 6, 2013

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Paul starting the 3rd pitch.

Description 

Pitch 1: The route starts about 50 feet right of Dead Again and follows a short ladder till you hit the main crack system. Long pitch at about 170 feet. A3ish

Pitch 2: More thin cracks with a couple bolts to connect systems. A3-

Pitch 3: Couple bolts off the belay leads to a series of A2 cracks. A2ish

Pitch 4: Up through the caprock (bolt) and up easy cracks to a big ledge. A1-

Pitch 5: Short easy crack to summit. A2


Single rope rap to pitch 4 anchors than the double rope raps to the ground. All bolts have hangers. Easy rap with good pulls.


Protection 

5 x #1 Peckers
20 x #2 Peckers
20 x #3 peckers
6 x Specters
2 x cams - small to #4 Camalot
1 x #4.5 - #6 Camalots
All the other crap you will need.



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Paul Gagner, Jeremy Aslaksen and Dave Mills (beer support). Thanks for helping us carry that beer up Dave!
Paul Gagner, Jeremy Aslaksen and Dave Mills (beer ...
Jugging on up late in the day.
Jugging on up late in the day.
Paul higher up on 3rd pitch. TOTALLY bitching pitch.
Paul higher up on 3rd pitch. TOTALLY bitching pitc...
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Paul busting into the caprock on pitch 4.
Paul busting into the caprock on pitch 4.
Campground hijinks seems so far away...
Campground hijinks seems so far away...
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By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 9, 2013

This is a really cool route with an AWESOME campsite at the base. Super steep and clean...pretty much no mud at all.

By Patrick Kingsbury
May 13, 2013

Awesome work boys!

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
May 14, 2013

Sick! The mud.... the horror!

By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jul 18, 2013

I have gotta question the grade V rating.... 5 pitches, even if it's aid ? Grade III takes all day... Grade IV means you will probably have to bivy. Grade V, only speed climbing teams typically complete under 24 hours. These grades are representative of the climbing, not the approach, as I understand. That aside... great looking line, nice work.

By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 18, 2013

Try it and tell us how long it takes you. Hint - if the rack calls for 50 peckers, those 5 pitches are not going to go real quick.

By slim
Administrator
Jul 19, 2013

climbing in the fishers can get slow. real slow.

By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 24, 2013

Guys,

I really have no idea about all that Grade V/IV/VVV/XXX stuff.

I'll take a look and adjust that rating for the climbs that I have done...if I can figure it out.

What I can say is this route is pretty awesome and we consider it a total score fer sure.

All the best.

Jeremy Aslaksen
ABQ, NM