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Dementia S 
Depends S 
Extra Fiber S 
Free Bus Pass S 
Golden Years S 
Metamuscle S 
Out to Pasture S 
Senility S 
Silverback S 
Social Security S 
Stroke, The S 
Toothless Bastard S 
Wheel Chair Access S 

Retirement Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 35.82204, -106.54165 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: thomas ellis on Mar 11, 2014
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A good perspective on Silverback and much of the r...


Very sunny area left of the Leaning Tower. Nice variety of sport routes 5.10 to 5.13.
All the routes in this area should be equipped with leaver biners (as well as the routes to the left) please do not take them.

Getting There 

Walk a couple hundred feet beyond the Leaning Tower and look for a trail to your right heading up into the trees and the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Retirement Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Retirement Wall:
Out to Pasture   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Wheel Chair Access   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Extra Fiber   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 65'   
Depends   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Social Security   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Dementia   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
The Stroke   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
Toothless Bastard   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Metamuscle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 65'   
Senility   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
Silverback   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   
Golden Years   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For Retirement Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Steep, juggy and downright fun! January 2014.

Metamuscle 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Retirement Wall
Steep jugs to thin mid section to reachy overhanging finish. Fun climbing with a few dirty holds....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: Silverback action. January 2014.
Silverback action. January 2014.

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By djkyote
Mar 12, 2014
Thanks for putting these routes up old men. Steeper than it looks and really cool holds and movement. As warm as this winter has been, it has been climbable every month.

Laughing at the route names; I get dibs on 'Centrum Silver'
By thomas ellis
From: abq
Mar 12, 2014
I cannot believe William didn't think of that one considering he buys in bulk. Glad you dig the wall. It has been fun getting back on a rope!
By Williampenner
From: The 505
Mar 12, 2014
Centrum Silver is brilliant. I keep it in the same cut-glass bowl as my hard candies for when guests come over.

Now if I can just find the submit button without my reading glasses....
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 12, 2014
Great route names fellas. Big kudos to the name Metamuscle. As brilliant as the route.

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