Ixtlan Area

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DWS
Morning sun
15 mins
Level
Tidal

A good area of deep water solos on an atmospheric series of steep walls and buttresses. Only a small selection of the best routes on this section are included.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Temporary Lifestyle
4+, S0. A spanking little route that is easy to find and gives a very good introduction to the fine art of deep water soloing....
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
HS 4b
2
Babes and Bedsheets
8m. A nasty bit of stuff not to be taken on lightly. Insecure with potential for a fatal fall.
 
Fluttery
E5 6a
3
Foxy Chicks
6a+, S0. A cracking, but short-lived problem. From the ledge, reach the only crack you can find and yard up it.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2 5c
4
Reel 'em In
6b+, S0. Make a reach around the lip and campus or heel-hook away to the top. Not one for the weak.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2 6a
5
Aquamarina
7a+, S1. A full-on bouldery wall climb with tiny crimps. Make sure the water underneath is adequate and pick your landing.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6b
6
The Little Hard
6a+, S2. Climb The Big Easy past its hard moves and then take a deep breath and fire up the weakness 2m left of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
7
Big Easy Arete
5, S1. Climb the arete past a sloper to arrive at the top shelf.
 
1 Stars
Strong
HVS 5a
8
The Big Easy
6a+, S0. The approach traverse to the following routes is a great outing in its own right. The wall to the arete is the crux....
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5c
9
Massive Amounts of Strength
7m. An eliminate. From a ledge just to the right of The Big Easy arete, climb straight up and tackle the roof above directly.
 
DWS
Strong
Crimpy
7b S2
10
Huge Reaches
8m. The testing groove to the right of the roof. Stretch between small holds to finally get established in the upper groove....
 
DWS
Reachy
Crimpy
7a+ S1
11
Lunge or Plunge
10m. A terrific challenge; the roof left of Ixtlan. From the incut bay left of Ixtlan, move leftwards and up to a roof, then...
 
1 Stars
DWS
Strong
Pumpy
7a+ S1
12
Ixtlan
6a, S1. Not too fluttery, but it is worth checking out the final holds on the ledge before starting out. From the end of The...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E2 5b
13
Karma
6b, S2. A more serious undertaking. From 3m right of the corner of Ixtlan, climb the wall to a flowstone crack in a roof. Move...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
14
Mad About You
6b, S2. A fine, but serious trip. Traverse about 7m beyond the corner of Ixtlan and climb the increasingly difficult, yellow...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 6a
15
Russian Roulette
6b+, S1. A wonderful climb in a great location. Crank it out along the base of the face beyond the corner of Ixtlan until all...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
  • Latest Comments

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    Ixtlan
    "wonderful route. quite sustained but there's a huge sitting rest after the trave..." 30/Sep

    Bare Reputation
    "Of course! All subsequent ascents should follow suit." 08/Aug

    Bare Reputation
    "For archiving sake was the first ascent done naked?" 24/Jul

    Marine Boy Direct
    "This route is in the current guide, is it not? So are some of the other routes i..." 01/Jul

    Temporary Lifestyle
    "Great big chunk of rock has clearly come off the climb. Doesn't really change th..." 26/May

    Penny Lane
    "Its in my current guidebook atE1 5b." 13/Nov

    Temporary Lifestyle
    "First DWS, brilliant." 18/Aug

    Aquamarina
    "Excellent route. Very crimpy indeed." 13/Aug

    Ixtlan
    "IXTLAN!!!!!!! i found you!!! dont be put of by the high crux, but do not take li..." 10/Aug

    Crab Party
    "Onsited by the oldest Porter brother and flashed by the younger!! Mega cool rout..." 08/Aug

    Ixtlan
    "Ixtlan, where are you my sweet? the picture in my guide book looks wrong for thi..." 12/Jul

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