The upper left side of Early Wall has about 10 climbs, including both sport climbs and cracks. This area is sunny at first in the morning, but goes into the shade for the rest of the day. There is seldom more than one party climbing up here. The cliff disintegrates into a discontinuous chossy section not far to the right of 2-Wheel Drive.
A faint trail follows cairns up the left side of the large talus slope, passing some nice rock art along the way. It's a steep hike up, but doesn't take more than 10 or 15 minutes.
Climbs (Left to Right)
See also the original online guide by R.Bradshaw.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Early Wall - Left End:
Up To Bat 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 65 feet
Humbolt 5.10a Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Rock n Road 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Two Wheel Drive 5.10d Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Airway Arete 5.11c/d Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Early Arete 5.11d Sport, 65 feet
Schmeming 5.12a/b Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Featured Route For Early Wall - Left End
Humbolt 5.10a NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Early Wall - Left End
The best warm-up on the Early Wall, and one of the best routes at the grade at Diablo (that's not on the Winter Wall, anyway). Its name hints at the first three bolt placements near the crack, without which it would see much less traffic. Start on a big block and climb a finger crack followed by a mantle, then crimping and edging on the thin face left of the arete on small edges to the anchor. This climb is thinner but not as steep as most at Diablo. Fun, high quality climbing....[more] Browse More Classics in NM