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A long, appropriately slabby wall left (west) of the Swallow Wall and the Inclined Boulder. The rock tends to be sandy and sloped, with less of the bulletproof varnish found in other parts of the Original Side. This wall gets nearly all-day sun, making it nice in the winter, but very hot in the summer.
From the parking lot, walk along the graveled road, cross the arroyo on the bridge, and then head for the Inclined Boulder. The Slab Wall is to the left of, and partially behind, this boulder.
Routes (from left to right)
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For (02) Slab Wall
Pillow Roof 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NM
: Gallup Area
: ... : (02) Slab Wall
A fun, well-protected lead up to one of the biggest roofs at Mentmore. The climb swings around and climbs the right edge of the roof to the top. The movement is nice, with a neat diversity of unusual holds all just where you want them. The crux is certainly between the 1st and 2nd bolts; the rest of the route is mid-5.10 at most. A good first 5.11a lead. However, the rock at the top, especially under the roof, is really loose and sandy. Climb carefully, don't knock rocks onto you...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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