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Clandestine Wall

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Autumn Ivy 
Boogers & Chocolate 
Cat Daddy 
Cloak and Dagger 
Dossier 
Event Horizon 
Morning Wood 
Shot Through The Heart 
Skinwalker 
Thunderstruck 
Wiretap 

Clandestine Wall 


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Submitted By: Williampenner on Jun 20, 2008
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Description 

The best difficult crag in the Sandias. Skinwalker may be the best 5.10 pitch in the entire range and Autumn Ivy and Cat Daddy are must-dos for the Sandia hardman.


Getting There 

Approach per Muralla Grande, but do not drop into the gully leading south into Chimney Canyon. Instead contour around to the east on a faint trail until you reach the top of the crag and the first unobstructed view of The Sentinel. Rap in or walk down around the formation to the south.


Routes: 

Routes from left to right (Information provided by Lee, see below comment)

Boogers & Chocolate (5.9):
Morning Wood (easier than 5.10):
Dossier (5.11): Shallow left facing corner.
Wiretap (5.10): Fun horizontals to roof then flaring cracks and lower angle.
Unknown (5.10): I was told by someone that this was actually Wiretap?
Cloak and Dagger (5.11):
Skinwalker (5.10+): Starts off the left end of a ledge and climbs a crack though a series of roofs to the top of the wall.
Autumn Ivy (5.12-): Starts off the right end of the ledge and climbs thin crack and some face moves to an anchor on a ledge, can lower with a 70m.
Cat Daddy (5.13-): Next crack right of Autumn Ivy, climb the crack till it peeters out then hard moves to the Event Horizon anchor, or continue up worse rock and heavy lichen to the Autumn Ivy anchor.
Event Horizon (5.14-): The obvious bolt line that heads straight up the immaculate red wall, shares the first 2 bolts of Thunderstruck.
Thunderstruck (5.13-): The right trending bolted arete.
(?) unknown (5.10?): There may be a route on the wall right of the gully that is 5.10 or 5.11.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Clandestine Wall:
Morning Wood   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Boogers & Chocolate   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Wiretap   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 130'   
Skinwalker   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 140'   
Cloak and Dagger   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 165'   
Autumn Ivy   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cat Daddy   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'   
Thunderstruck   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 75'   
Event Horizon   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 95'   
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The line of strength up the intimidating, steep red wall.The wall is broken by prominent horizontals that provide great rests between very difficult boulder problems. The first involves some very small holds that you have to bear down on or a long reach. The second has sloping side pulls and the third is kind of barn doorish. A final intimidating, i.e. runout, but easier section leads to the anchor.It is possible to avoid the last bit and probably at the same grade by stepping right to the ancho...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Aug 4, 2008

Routes from left to right, I think,
1. unknown easier than 5.10
2. unknown easier than 5.10
3. Dossier 5.11 shallow left facing corner
4. Wiretap 5.10 fun horizontals to roof then flaring cracks and lower angle
5. unknown 5.10 I was told by someone that this was actually Wiretap?
6. Cloak and Dagger 5.11, if this is not the right location Bill, please post a change
7. Skinwalker 5.10+ starts off the left end of a ledge and climbs a crack though a seris of roofs to the top of the wall
8. Autum Ivy 5.12- starts off the right end of the ledge and climbs thin crack and some face moves to an anchor on a ledge, can lower with a 70m
9. Cat Daddy 5.13- next crack right of autum ivy, climb the crack till it peeters out then hard moves to the event horizon anchor, or continue up worse rock and heavey lichen to the autum ivy anchor
10. Event Horizon 5.14- the obvious bolt line that heads straight up the imaculate red wall, shares the first 2 bolts of thunderstruck
11. Thunderstruck 5.12+ the right trending bolted arete
12. unknown 5.10? I belive there is a route on the wall right of the gully that is 5.10 or 5.11

If anyone has more info on the unknow routes or if I've short changed you on a grade or something please let me know.

By Williampenner
From: The 505
Aug 4, 2008

Cloak and Dagger is the route left of Skinwalker. You got it right Lee, now you should go do it and let me know what you think.

By Paul Davidson
May 5, 2010

One of you guys should take the time and the overview pic and sketch in the routes via different color lines. With at least 12 known routes, it might get a bit busy but that's easily solved.

It would be cool to see all the new routes w/ their names.
New is a relative term...

By Matthias Lang
From: Albuquerque
Oct 12, 2012

For reference. If you extend the rap tree anchor with a cordalette for about 6 feet, ONE 70 meter rope should JUST get you on top of the boulder that is the start of Wiretap. I tried this with ONE half rope, which might have a little more stretch, so be careful!