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BETA PHOTO: The vertical wall at Big Block.
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This is the vertical wall located 15m to the west of the Bouldering Cave.

From Left to Right:
Left Route (5.9+/5.10-)
Shane (5.9+/5.10-)
TR (5.10)
Beth (5.11)
L.A. Bandit (5.11)
Seth (5.11)

Getting There 

Approach as for the Bouldering Cave.

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Block Wall:
Shane   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   
Beth   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport   
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My first lead, shaking out right above the crux (the overhanging awkward first move of the climb which you can see right below my feet).

Left Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Block Wall
This is the left-most route. Some people whine about its existence, but what else are you going to do, drive farther? The crux is getting off the ground with scary ground fall potential....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By JasonMills
From: Albuquerque, NM
Oct 19, 2011

These routes are either graded really low for what they are or something broke off. I was out there this morning, and even with a stick clip, there wasn't anything to grab onto to make it over the roof. Not sure if there used to be something there to make it a 5.9 move, but it's not now. At least if you're shorter than 5'8".