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Red Wall is the tallest cliff at Socorro Box, about 170' tall. It faces southwest and gets sun from late morning to late afternoon. About 15 climbs are on Red Wall- some are decent moderate sport climbs, and some trad climbs. Many of these stop about halfway up, but a few lines continue all the way up. In general, the 2nd pitches (other than "Big Red Roof") are not worth it; the rock is less good, the climbing easier and most of the 2-pitch climbs require a walk off if you do not have two ropes. The Corner Block, at the left end of Red Wall, hosts 5 more routes too. Despite its height and fun climbing, Red Wall is less popular than some of the other cliffs nearby, perhaps because of incomplete info and that many older climbs require gear to supplement bolts for protection.
This is the big cliff on the East side of the Box Canyon. Hike north from the parking area about 300 yards; you could also park off US-60, which is closer. To get to the base of the climbs, it is easiest to follow the trail up near the Red Wall's left side (near the Corner Block -a 40' boulder with bolted lines on it), rather than going straight up the slope.
Climbs, left to right (with lots of help from Karl Kiser)
Fledgling (5.8, bolts + gear, anchor shared with Left Wing)
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Red Wall:
Red Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Spiderman 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Fire Cracker 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 50'
Molotov Cocktail 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 50'
Featured Route For Red Wall
Lucid Fairyland (5.8 var.) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NM : Socorro Area : ... : Red Wall
An easier way to the Lucid Fairyland anchors. Start as for Lucid Fairyland with bouldery moves and a few big pockets. At the 2nd bolt, go left passing a horizontal crack (an unsure 5.8 leader might want a big wired nut here). Two more bolts lead through a thin section (crux) to the anchor. This crux part is a little contrived, because you could escape to 4th class ledges to the left just before it and still get to the chains.Edit: I'd guess this climb is now more likely improved, and made more i...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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