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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 Trad, 45 feet
LSD 5.10+ Sport, 50 feet
Modest Mouse 5.11c Trad, 50 feet
Black Mamba 5.12c Sport, 50 feet
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Black Mamba 5.12c 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