Anna and I had a bit of trouble locating the correct apporach gulley for the Torreon formation, but eventually worked it out. Here's Anna heading up the fun 5.10a first pitch of Mountain Momma.
Looking up the great 5.10c crux pitch, which follows the obvious crack through the roof in the center of the photo.
Anna searching for holds over the roof.
And laybacking the cool handcrack above (give her a break - she has small hands!)
After this pitch, I lead a long 5.7 pitch to the top of the formation. We were psyched to top out on this Sandias classic!
A few weeks later, Nat and I got psyched to do Little Yellow Jacket (5.11a), on the Muralla Grande. The 5.11a first pitch features some great face climbing.
Other parties were taking advantage of the nice weather, including this guy on Excitable Boys (5.9+)
Pitch 3, also nominally 5.11a, follows this fun stemming corner to a small roof and more good face climbing.
Pulling over the roof and onto the face. The rock on this route is phenomenal!
Making the exciting traverse left at the start of the 5.10c fourth pitch.
Starting the badass hand traverse back right to the belay on pitch 4.
Pitch 5, another fun one, goes up and left, past a 5.11a crux, and onto easier but solid rock all the way to the top. Nat and I both really enjoyed the route, to say the least!