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When facing the Main Wall, Desperado Wall is the large wall to the right of the Ramp feature. Pass a wooded buttress to get to the routes. Reckless Criminal is a bit right of buttress.
Walk the base right from Main Wall
16 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Desperado Wall:
Granite Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Black Slabbeth 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Slabbath Bloody Slabbath 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Into The Void 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Breaking The Law 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Return Of Grunge 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Metal Meltdown 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Sticks & Stones 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Brain Damage 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Reckless Criminal 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 175'
The Holy Slabbeth 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Thunderstruck 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Ride The Lightning 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Jail Break 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Slabbra Cadabbra 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Hocus Focus 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Desperado Wall
Thunderstruck 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a NC : Closed : ... : Desperado Wall
The cruxes are isolated and well protected, making this a worthwhile route to try to onsight. Locate the left line of bolts at the very top of the tree ledge. They are nearly invisible due to a tan colored paint. P-1 Climb the short section of patina type edges to a bolt and a difficult mantel. Clip another bolt and make a thin and reachy move to good holds that lead to a good stance. Move right and up to a an obvious large pocket, and clip the 3rd bolt. Make more hard moves past this to t...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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