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Cave route - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5


2 pitch 5.7. Originally done in 4 pitches. Approach on La Luz trail and cut up a climbers trailbefore reaching a "look out" rock after 5miles or so, of climbing. Start at a small ledge up to a chimney. The 1st belay is bolted. The top is a bit sketchy as you have to traverse on some blocky rock to the rappel which is in a notchfacing north. I think 2 raps get you to the bottom (been a while). Watch for snow in early season rappel. Check Sandias guide book for more info.

Submitted by: grippedclimer on 2004-11-12
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Route ID: 61662

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: burquealpinist on 2006-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Grungy

Okay route... fairly good pro and some good dihedral moves to start but quickly turning into awkward climbing in bad chimney grooves. Above the second squeeze a direct line at about 5.8 is best to take you to the cave ledge, otherwise it's weird wandering. Decent climb....poor exposure, never really felt like we were off the ground. Kinda grungy.

Added: 2006-12-21

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Alpenstock on 2006-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cave Route

We had to wait for the weather (rain) to clear before hiking in to climb this route. There was a large, loose block just to the left of the first belay station.

I didn't find any acceptable way to protect the traverse near the top, but I did put a 00 TCU in a flaring crack for psychological pro. My buddy just rolled his eyes when he saw it!

We hiked in from the bottom to approach this climb - which was a mistake if you are interested in getting there quickly. If we ever do this one again, we'll approach by dropping down from the crest.

Added: 2006-11-28

Red Point Red Point ascent by: grippedclimer on 2003-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Several ascents

Added: 2003-05-12