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Hole in the Wall

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Another Pair of New Shoes T 
Birth of the Cool T,S 
Body Nazi T 
Dr Jeckle T 
End of My Rope T 
Insane Clown Posse S 
Miss Piggy T 
Mouth of a Sailor S 
Mr. Hyde T 
Occasional Freshman T 
Paydirt T 
Rastafari T,S 
Sailor Slang S 
Senior Prom S 
Sister Sledge S 
Sophmoric Sandbag T 
Strike It Rich T 
Three Little Birds T 

Hole in the Wall  

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This high quality wall has a wide variety of Sandia style classics. Here you will find a moderate classic as well as difficult thin face testpieces. This area is west facing, so get there early for the difficult climbs before the afternoon sun hits.

Classics include:
Miss Piggy 5.8
Sister Sledge 5.11d
Insane Clown Posse 5.12d

2nd Pitch:
Birth of the Cool 5.11- left arete
Another Pair of Shoes 5.11c above bolted belay

Getting There 

Approach by hiking down the Crest Spur Trail to the junction with the La Luz Trail .6 mi. Head right north down the La Luz Trail for five switchbacks from the intersection. From the fifth switchback head north following the base of the cliffs.

You can also approach by heading northeast from the top of Estrellita.

Descend by following an obvious trail from the top of the Hole in the Wall. Can also rap from the bolted anchor atop the first pitch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hole in the Wall:
Miss Piggy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 220'   
Mouth of a Sailor   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Three Little Birds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 165'   
End of My Rope   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Strike It Rich   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 90'   
Paydirt   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 102'   
Senior Prom   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 75'   
Body Nazi   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches   
Birth of the Cool   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Another Pair of New Shoes   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
Sister Sledge   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Sister Sledge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Hole in the Wall
Amble up and left past the first two bolts, using the pillar to the left, though it is not necessary. Next head right in an undercling flake feature. Then blast straight up past the next 3 or 4 bolts with pretty continuous moves on edges in horizontal seams and opposing sidepulls. The feet are typically slopy or difficult to see because of the bulging nature of the rock between the horizontal breaks. Once the angle lessens the climbing eases and trends slightly right passed more bolts on the way...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 19, 2009
A good multi pitch outing is to start on Estrellita and climb that route. Then head up and left to the base of Miss Piggy and climb that. A nice 3 pitch 5.8 outing with an easy walk on the La Luz trail back to your packs, or leave the pack at the top and walk down for less hiking overall.
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 19, 2009
To approach the top of the crag, head off the end of the first switchback below the trail junction. Youl go over some downed trees as you scramble up a short hillside, then contour along untill you come to a nice flat open area with a large tree set back from teh edge of the cliff. This is the top of Miss Piggy and Another Pair of New Shoes.
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