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Located on the central part of the Early wall, this crag is at the lowest point along the cliff band and provides the longest single pitch routes on great quality lower tier rock, and access to some routes on the upper tier. This crag sees sun for about an hour or two in the early morning making it a great warm weather destination. Routes tend to be challenging, tenuous, sustained, and contain multiple cruxes. A great training ground for the experienced sport climber.
A new trail (fall 2012) has been established that takes one to The Runway quite directly. The new trail starts in the arroyo straight across from the trail to the Winter Wall.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Runway:
Ergo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 80'
Top Gun 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Stone Temple Pilot 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Mocos Locos 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Aviatrix 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Holding Pattern 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Aerostar 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Flight Simulator 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
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Holding Pattern 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Runway
This is a FANTASTIC addition to the Runway Wall. I was really excited over how great the movement and rock quality turned out on this line. A MUST DO!!!!Start up a sweet hand crack over a bulge. Climb through really fun, steep, and technical dihedrals, pull another steep roof onto great, pumpy, face climbing all the way to the anchors. The crux is getting through the dihedrals, up onto the face, and to the bowling-ball-hold rest. A real thinker....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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