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Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>


This wall gets morning sunshine and afternoon shade so it can be climbed from fall to spring, later if you are a hard core desert rat. It is the color of slate and has some bullet hard limestone. The routes will be slightly less than vertical unless they are undercut at the bottom. These can be pretty bouldery to start. Routes range from 50 feet long to 25 feet at the right most end. These right hand routes are new since spring 2006.

Getting There 

Continue up drainage until a cairn marks a trail to the left. It is 60 feet above the base of the drainage and 15-20 minutes from the parking.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Slate Nation:
Atmospheric Slate   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Slate Nation Blues   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Tidy Cat    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
K9 Karma   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Finger Monkey   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Right Stuff   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 40'   
Infectious Groove   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Clean Slate   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 30, 2007
The routes in this area are extremely difficult to differentiate, as there are alot of new routes going in. The occasional plaque on some of the classics might be nice to tell the visitor where there at on the cliff.
By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Feb 19, 2009
Woah, relax man, my version of a plaque is a small detached rock with the name and grade written on it sitting at the base of a climb. Similar to the plaques at IC. Photo
By erik hamilton
Jan 4, 2012
Routes have been updated. still needs sum work, there is still a handful of new routes that could be added any help would be sweet.if you have any info you can PM me,or post em up.PEACE and have fun out there
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