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(L1) John Nichol's Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
A Ghost in the Music T 
Conjugal Bliss T,S 
Last Beautiful Days of Autumn T,S 
Milagro Beanfield War S 
Nirvana Blues S 
Obamanos! S 
On the Mesa T,S 
Sterile Cuckoo, The S 
Stimulus Package S 
TR, Project T,S 
Treadwell S 
Wizard of Loneliness S 
Writing Down the Bones S 

(L1) John Nichol's Wall  

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 36.3645, -105.7274 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 Oct 12, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: First set of climbs of the main wall. #1Bones then...


Entrance to Lower Tier is from the south down Black Mamba wash. The first short wall has a nice concentration of sport and sport/trad routes. The first route is a 5.7 warm up. If you wish to toprope, it is possible to traverse to set up top ropes or drop in from boulders above. Lower level has long wall with series of nice, varied climbs

Getting There 

Follow north side of wash down from Black Mamba corner on Upper Tier. Nice flat alcove with a few climbs to start. Then, move down through gap in boulders to long wall with taller cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Utopian Vistas area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (L1) John Nichol's Wall:
On the Mesa   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 55'   
Wizard of Loneliness   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Nirvana Blues   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Stimulus Package   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Obamanos!   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Milagro Beanfield War   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Obamanos! 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NM : Taos Area : ... : (L1) John Nichol's Wall
Second Route on the lower tier. Bouldery start up to shallow crack leads to technical crux. Continue the pump on pockets to the chains. "Yes we can!" First set of climbs of the main wall. #1Bones then Stimulus Package then #2 Obamanos. Rest are in order. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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The trail descends and several longer climbs (70 t...
BETA PHOTO: The trail descends and several longer climbs (70 t...

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