After a family reunion in Santa fe, I found myself with a free day and a rental car. A quick search on mountain project revealed that the knife edge would be the best way to elevate my heart rate for a couple hours.
It was a good choice. It took me about four and a half hours, up from the piedra Lisa trailhead, over to the crest and down chimney canyon. I ran what I could and walked what I couldn't. 10.5mi, 4400 ft of climbing, according to strava.
The ridge itself was great - the rating of "easy fifth" seems about right. I found it a bit easier than the entrance to cocaine gully at Smith; the downclimb sections were comparable to the uberfall.
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Desaparacedos - read music, speak Spanish
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - the brutalist bricks
Lady lamb the beekeeper - ripely pine
The national - trouble will find me