"El Punto"  
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Route: North Ridge
Posted On: 2021-09-15, By: Bombay2Boulder
Info: Beautiful day up in the Cimmarons, about this summit, I did this after Heisshorn so was approaching from that direction. The gully was loose and going was slow, the top of the gully had the typical loose talus this deposited you right at the base of the crux. The final section is downright s**t, I dislodged a microwave sized rock on this crux which went straight into the gully that I had just came up from, that was a bit unnerving. Every hold moves on the crux, extremely suspect rock, the little ledges that are present are filled with ball bearing sized rocks which make them downright scary to trust/put feet on. The actual summit ridge itself is solid, exhilarating exposure on the final 10 ft to the summit makes it worth the stuff you just came up on. One thing I will like to note about the final 30ft up this summit, just before the last exposed knife edge to the actual summit there is somewhat of a stable area, this has a microwave sized boulder ready to go off anytime now. I was sitting right above it and used it as a foot rest and it moved. There is also a giant 4 ft boulder that is precariously placed between two rotten towers just as you get to the top of the crux, do not place any weight on this, this is ready to go off down the basin, when it does go, this summit is gonna get much more complicated. I wish I could take more pictures of this, but I wanted to get out of this junk as fast as I could. I left a summit register just before the actual summit at a stable spot where it wouldn't slide. I found a video on youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOh9qzfxgbw , but the first part of the video shows how loose the rock in on the crux, still the same. 
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Route: West side
Posted On: 2021-07-19, By: tdawg012
Info: Be careful on this thing if you have moderate/severe vertigo. Summit block(s) are untrustworthy and exposure on top is hair-raising. I consider myself careful but still managed to dislodge a bowling ball sized talus chunk on the crux-ish ledge. 

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