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Another Round S 
Barfly Blues S 
Blitzed S 
Climbing While Intoxicated S 
London Fog S 
Meat Market S 
Plate Techtonics S 
Power Play S 
Public Intoxication T,S 
Spinal Spasms T 
Twisted S 

Alcohol Wall South Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on May 7, 2007

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A good winter wall for the moderate climber looking for classic 5.9's. Beware that most of the other routes on this wall are mixed, so take gear if you want to climb the 5.10's.

The majority of this wall is directly south facing, so this gets a good bit of winter sun from early morning to late afternoon. A small portion of this wall with some harder climbing is west facing, although you will be happy for cooler temps on these climbs.

From Left to Right the climbs are:

London Fog 5.11, Sport
Public Intoxication (5.10d, mixed)
Climbing While Intoxicated (5.10b, mixed)
Brain Cramps (5.12 a/b, mixed)
Spinal Spasms (5.11, mixed)
Barfly Blues (5.9, Sport)
Meat Market (5.10c, Sport)
Another Round (5.9, Sport)
Get Shorty (5.11++, Sport)
Power Play (5.12b, Sport)

As stated in the comment by Karl Kiser, There are four additional routes on lower Alcohol Wall South. They are as follows from left to right:

Just Plain Stupid (5.7, mixed): Use gear at bottom. The route shares anchor and top two bolts with Plate Techtonics.
Plate Techtonics (5.10/5.10+, sport)
Blitzed (5.8, sport): shares anchor with Twisted
Twisted (5.8, sport)

Getting There 

Hike past Major Wall and follow trails that wind steeply up to the cliff base. There are two trails that will take you to the wall, one of which involves some slight scrambling. Once you get near the cliff make take a right and scramble up a short section. (A left takes you to Pocket Change Wall). Duck underneath a tree and you will be at the start of Public Intoxication.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Alcohol Wall South

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Alcohol Wall South:
Twisted   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Blitzed   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Barfly Blues   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Another Round   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Climbing While Intoxicated   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Public Intoxication   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 60'   
Power Play   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jan 2011 - Barfly Blues

Barfly Blues 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Alcohol Wall South
Climb up the small detached formation on the left side of the large break in the wall. Clip the second bolt, then move up and right past an awkward move below the third bolt. I had to hump the wall while reaching blindly to the right but I'm sure there's an easier way to do this. From there its straight forward climbing on great rock to a small bulge below the chains. One of the longest moderates at Socorro. Well worth a climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 25, 2008
There are four additional routes on lower Alcohol Wall South. They are as follows from left to right:

Just Plain Stupid 5.7 (mixed, gear at bottom)--shares anchor and top two bolts with Plate Techtonics.
Plate Techtonics 5.10/5.10+ (sport)
Blitzed 5.8 (sport)--shares anchor with Twisted
Twisted 5.8 (sport)

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