Across The Great Divide

Posted by gabe on 02/03/12

New Route on the Mesa Verde Wall

5.12, 3 pitches, FA Gabriel Coler and Jim Ablao Dec 2011

P1. Same as for Chimney de Chelly (pg. 201 RT. 74 in Watts) Note: the anchor on this pitch was replaced with ASCA hardware Thanks!

P2. Follow Chimney de Chelly past a newly replaced bolt, and through poor rock until reaching the splitter above and to the right. Much better rock with bouldery crack moves leads to an anchor. (See Watts pg. 201 RT.75)

P3. Climb straight up and then continue following bolts across the wall to finish on the last 20 ft. of Palo Verde.

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