A big, tall and impressive wall with many steep routes. It's slowly becoming a destination area on its own and certainly worth a gander for UEF visitors. Some sections down low include dubious rock between decent holds and rock.
This wall is upstream of where the approach trail enters the valley about 200 yards upstream from Brier Patch (Creek Wall). Cross the creek on the bridge/downed tree near the Brier Patch (Creek Wall) and head upstream staying high on a bench above the creek when necessary. This wall is the first huge wall you'll come to. It faces southeast so it sees sun until mid to late afternoon.
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Fear of the Dark 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 60'
Chocolate Chicken Pot Pie 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Mr. Dubious 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
The 5.9 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
AMS 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Reprieve 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Supramanya 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 70'
Dribble Glass 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 2 pitches, 80'
Nguvu 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 70'
Poligrip 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
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Mr. Dubious 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Amphitheater
Low crux through finger pockets then cruise through easier (5.9-5.10) climbing to the top. Route tends slightly right. A great deal of time and effort was spent cleaning this route and the immediate surrounding area. It is new and as Jason stated much of the rock on this wall is dubious and might pull off- especially if you wander off route into uncleaned areas on this wall. This route is a good warm up for the harder head wall routes to the right. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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