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Alsate's Nose - 5.7

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Camelots .5" - 3.5", Try Cams four smallest sizes, Runners 9 each (4 24" and 5 12", 20 non locking carabiners, 4 locking 60M rope
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The First two pitches are loose, fourth class climbingthrough lechuguilla and other painful distractions. Top of Pitch two Reppell off a grassy knoll into main gully. Third and foruth calss up loose talus, then travers right to to low angle, shattered-looking section. Rope up and for short 5 class sectioin with one rusty button-head (only Pro). This pitch will get you to a large ledge. Walk up to the base of next pitch, wide (5.6), which is about 30ft high. Once past this, easy third class climbing will take you up another 300 feet to next band of steep terrain. Fallow a steep-walled chute up loose talus to a band of a drainage. Rope up for 5.7 pitch to a tree on a ledge to the climbers leftof the crack system (100 feet+). One more loose tock pitch gets you to the summut.

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From top of Pulliam Bluff, hike along the ridge over pulliam peakand down to the other side and Campground canyon. It is easy to get offroute so be ready for 80 foot rappellpour off into the canyon. from top to Basin Campground takes four hours.

Submitted by: TexasTJ on 2011-03-29
Last Modified: 2011-03-31
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Route ID: 108246