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BETA PHOTO: View of Zoonotic from the base of the Citadel. Pho...


A broad, mostly north facing wall on the right side of Citadel Canyon, just above Shortline.

Getting There 

Go past the slab which Bucky Blue is on (Rabbit Ears Slabs) and up into Citadel Canyon (to the right of the Citadel). Looking up the canyon from the bottom of the Citadel you will see a fairly large, clean wall encroaching on the canyon from the right. It is split near the middle by a vertical gully. To get to the base of it, you need to take a short side canyon. You should be able to see The Keyhole on your right as you approach the bottom of the wall.

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Weather station 11.2 miles from here

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View of the route from the approach. Note the tree...

Cowpox 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Zoonotic
Pitch 1 (80 ft) goes up a shallow suggestion of a trough about 20 feet right of the gully and is visible from the ground. It gives the impression that protection will be sparse, but there is just enough if one takes pretty much every opportunity. A short but decent vertical crack protects the more delicate climbing higher up. The route slowly comes closer to the gully. A short, horizontal crack makes for a good belay with a decent stance in the gully itself or near it.Pitch 2 (110 ft) takes the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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View of the wall from West Ridge of the Citadel
BETA PHOTO: View of the wall from West Ridge of the Citadel

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