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Desperado Wall

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Black Slabbeth T,S 
Brain Damage T 
Breaking The Law T 
Granite Man T,S 
Hocus Focus T 
Holy Slabbeth, The T,S 
Into The Void T,S 
Jail Break T,S 
Metal Meltdown T,S 
Reckless Criminal T 
Return Of Grunge, The T 
Ride The Lightning T 
Slabbath Bloody Slabbath T 
Slabbra Cadabbra T,S 
Sticks & Stones T 
Thunderstruck T,S 

Desperado Wall Rock Climbing 

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When facing the Main Wall, Desperado Wall is the large wall to the right of the Ramp feature. Pass a wooded buttress to get to the routes. Reckless Criminal is a bit right of buttress.

Getting There 

Walk the base right from Main Wall

Climbing Season

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Weather station 12.1 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Desperado Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Desperado Wall:
Black Slabbeth   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Brain Damage   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Reckless Criminal   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 175'   
Thunderstruck   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Slabbra Cadabbra   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Hocus Focus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Desperado Wall
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Ride The Lightning 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NC : Closed : ... : Desperado Wall
"...My fingers grip with fear, what am I doing here? Flash before my eyes, now it's time to die." Okay, this may a bit too intense to be an accurate description of the route, but it is an excerpt from the tune in which the route was named after. Although this line is safe, it does have the potential for some good air time. This route is easily one of the best and most sustained single pitch face routes of this grade at the Bald. It is slightly harder than "Thunderstruck" just to the left...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of Desperado Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: the chief desperado, Tim Raymer.
the chief desperado, Tim Raymer.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of "Reckless Criminal"
Another shot of "Reckless Criminal"
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce on the FA of "Into The Void"
Bruce on the FA of "Into The Void"

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