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Short, steep cragging above the Rio Grande at the gorge rim. The first significant wall you come to after hiking along the rim from Dead Cholla. Some anchors easily accessed from the lip.
From the Dead Cholla parking area...head up river along the dirt track above the cliff band. Go less than a mile passing the Panoramic Cliff (obvious anchors on the top of a cliff).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (A1) Utopian Vista Upper Tier:
Brown Berets 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 45'
Monarch Migration 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Adios Compadres 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 50'
Aldous 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 50'
Welcome to Utopia 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 45'
The Man...Who Brought the Gear! 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 60'
LSD 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 50'
Whitey on the Moon 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 55'
Fourth of You Lie 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 50'
Be Here Now 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 45'
Tsunami 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 50'
The Man... Who Killed The Deer! 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Sport, 50'
Oppie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 55'
Modest Mouse 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 50'
Smoke Signals 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Sport, 55'
One Chance... To Get Everything Right 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 50'
We All Float On 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Monkey Wrench Gang 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 65'
The Good Times... Are Killing Me! 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 55'
Black Mamba 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 50'
Featured Route For (A1) Utopian Vista Upper Tier
Black Mamba 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b NM : Taos Area : ... : (A1) Utopian Vista Upper Ti...
Start of the thin, overhanging, black corner. Getting past the third bolt is the crux. Sequential climbing at the start (V6 move) leads to a ledge and nice 5.10 climbing in the upper corner. At the crux, strike hard and fast. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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