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Early Wall  


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Description 

Early Wall is the broad wall on the left side of the canyon. This area sees sun early in the a.m., and shade the rest of the day.

Climbs are in three sections of the cliff:

Getting There 

  • The easiest approach is by the Runway/Grotto approach trail. This trail starts in the arroyo straight across from the trail to the Winter Wall.
  • Climbs at the "Left End" (east) are also easily reached by a faint trail with cairns, along the left end of the talus.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',19],['5.12',7],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Early Wall:
Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Up To Bat   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Left End
Humbolt   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Left End
Rock n Road   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Left End
Solar Eclipse   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Observatory Wall (Upper Tie...
Learning to Fly   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Ergo   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Luna Lumina   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Observatory Wall (Upper Tie...
Top Gun   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Mocos Locos   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Airbus   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Observatory Wall (Upper Tie...
Aviatrix   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Lichening The Serpent   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Observatory Wall (Upper Tie...
Airfoil   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Holding Pattern   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Aerostar   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Flight Simulator   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Turbulence   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Runway (Lower Tier)
Schmeming   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Left End
The Right Stuff   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Runway (Lower Tier)
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Featured Route For Early Wall
Photo taken by Micah Handel of the FFA on Turbulen...

Turbulence 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Runway (Lower Tier)
Sustained technical movement to a good stance under roof overlaps, then beautiful layer-cake headwall finish. Not over til its over!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 1, 2008
For the record, a number of the cracks on Early Wall (both of the extreme left side and near Up to Bat) were done by a combination of Tom Wezwick, Mark Thomas, Chris Kessler, Alex Sfakianos and Karl Kiser. Rick Bradshaw et. al. may have done these at about the same time but we spent a lot of time cleaning. Rick isn't the only one to have worked on a route and then found it bolted.
By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Sep 26, 2012
Appears to be a new trail leading to this crag and the Grotto area. Starts in the arroyo, just across from where the trail heads up to the Cave or Winter Wall. Great Trail!!!!
By Jason Young
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 1, 2012
The new trail is GREAT! Whoever put in all that work, THANKS!!! I think this trail works just fine for access to the Grotto also.
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