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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'
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Red Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NM : Socorro Area : ... : Red Wall
Gave this a "Great" rating just for P1. P2 is okay. Can rap from the top of P1 with a 60 meter rope.P1, 5.7, orig start: Start to right of a large shoulder of rock and traverse up and left on little pro to the bottom of the dihedral and a bolt. Continue up the dihedral past another bolt (5.7). Pretty good gear placements will supplement below, between, and above the two bolts. Find bolted anchor with chains a little left of the top of the dihedral. 30 meters.P1, direct start: Start in a kin...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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