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A good winter wall for the moderate climber looking for classic 5.9's. Beware that most of the other routes on this wall are mixed, so take gear if you want to climb the 5.10's.
Hike past Major Wall and follow trails that wind steeply up to the cliff base. There are two trails that will take you to the wall, one of which involves some slight scrambling. Once you get near the cliff make take a right and scramble up a short section. (A left takes you to Pocket Change Wall). Duck underneath a tree and you will be at the start of Public Intoxication.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alcohol Wall South:
Twisted 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch
Blitzed 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch
Another Round 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Barfly Blues 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Climbing While Intoxicated 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 70'
Public Intoxication 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 60'
Power Play 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 50'
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Barfly Blues 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NM : Socorro Area : ... : Alcohol Wall South
Climb up the small detached formation on the left side of the large break in the wall. Clip the second bolt, then move up and right past an awkward move below the third bolt. I had to hump the wall while reaching blindly to the right but I'm sure there's an easier way to do this. From there its straight forward climbing on great rock to a small bulge below the chains. One of the longest moderates at Socorro. Well worth a climb....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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