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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:
Black Slabbeth 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Metal Meltdown 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
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'
Thunderstruck 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Desperado Wall
Ride The Lightning 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a NC : Closed : ... : Desperado Wall
"...My fingers grip with fear, what am I doing here? Flash before my eyes, now it's time to die." Okay, this may a bit too intense to be an accurate description of the route, but it is an excerpt from the tune in which the route was named after. Although this line is safe, it does have the potential for some good air time. This route is easily one of the best and most sustained single pitch face routes of this grade at the Bald. It is slightly harder than "Thunderstruck" just to the left...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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