This is a beautiful, wild spot on the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico.
The approach is a steep hike down a loose trail then a scramble along the banks of the river, finished by wading across the river.
A view of the crag. We climbed the burly roof split by the off fingers-to-hands crack in the middle.
Florian wades across the river.
Florian climbs the chimney at the base of the first two climbs we did.
This was our warmup, fun fingers and hands.
This one is a stellar sustained lie back.
Then the burly roof. What he's doing here is not going to end well. It's crucial to switch directions. Easier said than done on a laser cut 0.5-0.75" crack (purple to green Camalots) with no feet!
He found his way over there eventually.
To finish the day, we did "Kid in a Candy Store." It has a funky scramble without any good pro to start.
Then sustained, splitter hands.
Florian gets ready for the final crux: flared jams to stimulating face moves.
Thanks for another wonderful day of climbing, Florian!
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