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John's Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 36.5338, -105.7077 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 14, 2006
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South-facing basalt wall right off dirt road. Has around twenty routes and is a small sport/trad area.

Getting There 

From Taos, go north on highway 522 to Arroyo Hondo about 10 miles. Turn left at Arroyo Hondo. Follow dirt road about 2 miles, bearing right at fork. Almost down at the Rio Grande River, a small basalt roadside wall appears on right just after bridge over the Rio Hondo. There are about 20 routes. There are hot springs about 1/4 mile downstream on the western bank of the Rio Grande. To enjoy the Black Rock Spring, turn Left after the bridge and drive up this road to park at the first turn. Follow a faint trail downstream. Bring a trashbag and do your part to keep it clean, favor.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in John's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for John's Wall:
The Houston S   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For John's Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The route follows the arete to climber's right.

Easter Rising 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NM : Taos Area : ... : John's Wall
Hand jam to clip second bolt and then stay left of arete on blocks and fins. The headwall may be climbed direct (9+) via finger pocket or traversed out to right (9). Then pull pockets to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Dan Greenwald
Jan 8, 2011
Found gear on 01/08/11.

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