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Against All Cobbs S 
Bolting Barbie S 
Crack Attack S 
Green Chile Two Step, The S 
Matrix, The S 
Procrastination S 
Resurrection S 
Slacker Ken S 
Stoker S 
Stroke Me S 
Traverse, The S 
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Rad Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.39153, -106.19575 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 25, 2006
Thanksgiving Day

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32° | 15°

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Beautiful wall with continuously steep, overhanging, FUN, long, and relentless routes. Enjoy!

Getting There 

Follow the directions to Schoolhouse Slab, look up and right, slightly southeast from the corridor, and behold a tall, overhung chunk of rock. Large ponderosa pine on the right end of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Rad Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rad Wall:
The Green Chile Two Step   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   
Slacker Ken   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
The Matrix   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   
Bolting Barbie   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Crack Attack   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
Stroke Me   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Procrastination   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Stoker   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   
Against All Cobbs   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Rad Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber self-belaying.

Crack Attack 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : El Rito : ... : Rad Wall
This one is great. Requires no crack technique despite the name. Super enduro- in your face til the end.Sequential climbing right off the ground. If you are tall it is easier to reach the starting hold with the correct hand. Fun long pulls on mostly good pockets leads up to a shouldery move to the left getting into the bottom of the flake. Some good sidepulls and a pocket out left lead up the flake to a couple of slopier holds and a honking jug at the top and a great rest. From here the climbi...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

Photos of Rad Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A rainy day at El Rito means a busy day on the Rad...
A rainy day at El Rito means a busy day on the Rad...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rad Wall at El Rito seen from the top of the S...
BETA PHOTO: The Rad Wall at El Rito seen from the top of the S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Side view of the overhanging Rad Wall.
Side view of the overhanging Rad Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: A summers day at the ultimate outdoor GYM!  RAD WA...
A summers day at the ultimate outdoor GYM! RAD WA...

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By Anthony Stout
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 12, 2007
The route listed on the topo as unknown 5.9 is actually Slacker Ken. It has recently been bolted.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 18, 2009
Rad Wall is the finest wall at El Rito, and stays dry in the rain (or snow).
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 19, 2009
these routes kick ass. fantastic and unique area. rito is a hiden gem!
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 3, 2010
I put together a time lapse of a couple hours of climbing on the Rad Wall today. Thought I'd share it here.

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