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Lots of sun early as the crag faces East. Plenty of shade later. It can get a little chilly on nights in the winter. Most of the routes have chains at the top which can be reached to set up top ropes. Many fantastic lines are on this quality wall. A great mix of splitters and sport climbs as well. Almost all the routes are in the 10-12 range.
From the south side of town, drive south on 68 to Pilar, please watch your speed in town. Turn north west at Pilar toward the campgrounds of Orilla Verde Recreation area and drive over the bridge across the Rio Grande and up the other side of the gorge. Once you hit the paved road, take your 1st right that will take you over to the trailhead to park. Then hike down about 300 yards and you will be over the top of the crag.
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Where are the Bolts 5.11a (trad)
25 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dead Cholla Wall:
Fun 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 50'
Fun in the Sun 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Jam Time 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Twisted Feet 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Lava Flows 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 65'
Esmerelda 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 70'
Special Ed 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 70'
Leave It To Bob 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 60'
Featured Route For Dead Cholla Wall
Esmerelda 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c NM : Taos Area : Dead Cholla Wall
A quality arÍte route. Clip a very well-placed bolt just over the roof at the blocky start before going into the thin, technical crux of the route getting up to, and past, the second bolt. Then enjoy fun face and arÍte climbing to the anchor. The route steepens near the top but the holds are juggy making for some great position and moves. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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