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Pocket Change Wall

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Pocket Change Wall  


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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Dec 13, 2006
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Description 

A good winter wall with several classic routes. South facing, the wall gets winter sun from mid-morning to afternoon. Some of the harder classics from left to right are:

Pocket Change (5.11c/d)
Route of All Evil (5.11c/d)
The Bowels of Hell (5.11d)
Payday (5.10a/b)
Vegetable Massacre (5.11a, sport)
Rebate (5.10-, sport)
Gold Rush (5.8+, sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money (5.7, sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day (5.10+/5.11-, sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)

Pocket Change is rumored to be one of the best 11c's in the state. (As long as you consider Golden Stairs to be 11b).

There are some moderates on the right side of the cliff 5.8 - 5.11a.

Getting There 

Hike past Major Wall and follow trails that wind steeply up to the cliff base. There are two trails that will take you to the wall, one of which involves some slight scrambling. Once you get near the cliff make a left. (A right takes you to Alcohol Wall South). Pocket Change Wall is just around the corner from Alcohol Wall South.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pocket Change Wall:
Rebate   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Pocket Change   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Pocket Change 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Pocket Change Wall
A beautiful, technical, and quite sequency route, this route stands out as one of the best I have been on in New Mexico. A confusing start, watch the chalked sloper and go for the jug right of it, and clip the first bolt. Trend slightly left through difficult crimpy terrain and clip the second. After the second you will swing back slightly to the right. Keep going, tricky, balancy moves, crimpers and a few jugs will get you to the anchors. The top is run out but the holds are GREAT!Most people c...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 25, 2008
There are additional routes to the right of Payday. They follow from left to right:

Vegetable Massacre 5.11- (variation start to Payday; sport)
Rebate 5.10 (sport, start from lower ledge, joins Payday at the top)
Gold Rush 5.8+ (sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money 5.7 (sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day 5.10+/5.11- (sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)