The Big Horn Wall is the main attraction at Sitting Bull Falls, featuring some of New Mexico's most difficult routes. This area is occasionally heralded as the best sport climbing crag in the state, despite the limited selection of lines. But what this crag lacks in quantity, it compensates for in quality. Every line on the wall would be a 4 star route at any other crag in New Mexico.
This wall is visible from the Sitting Bull Falls State Park parking lot, however, the wall is further away than it appears, and the approach is a bit convoluted in order to protect the delicate environment located just beyond the artificial grass lawn, 1000 square foot brick restroom facility, and concrete and pavement parking lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Horn Wall:
Smoke Signals 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Ghost Dancers Extension 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 65 feet
Ghost Dancers 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Counting Coup 5.12b Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
It is not Necessary for Eagles to be Crows 5.12c Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Tribal War 5.12c Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Broken Arrows 5.12d Sport, 60 feet
Custer's Last Stand 5.13b Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Kootenai Cruiser 5.13d Sport, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Featured Route For Big Horn Wall
Broken Arrows 5.12d NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Big Horn Wall
Starts in the middle of the cave (last route on the left side) on obvious chalked slots. Make long moves through good slots and crimps to a good rest. Complete the difficult, technical boulder problem between V4-V5. The crux hold has apparently long since broken making the crux move just out of the rest either a right-handed (very temperature dependent two finger stack in a pocket) or do the move left-handed, grabbing the same hold as a pinch. Clip the chains after navigating through the final s...[more] Browse More Classics in NM