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3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.a. Fossil Fling S 
Dirty Bones S 
Fossil (Trad Route) T 
Fossil Fuel S 
Relic, The S 
Separation of Chirp & Plate S 

Fossil Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.2373, -104.7579 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Feb 1, 2008
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Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. MORE INFO >>>


Great spot out of the wind, sunny early and shady late. Good warmup lines here, and home to Mike Gillets "Fling". A nice clear landing with some great rocks to sit down and lace up. The first 20' is a chossy low angle wreck. Some parties spread out up on the big ledge, which gets good sun in the morning and is protected very well from the wind.

Getting There 

Hike the trail, take the sharp left (toward Tornado Wall), and just past the big steep slab section of the trail, look for a faint trail to the right (put in for dog owners). Follow the mellow switchback to the steambed trail in the meadow. Hike downstream till the trail crosses, where you go straight across to the opposing wall. Or from Tornado, follow the streambed down about 200 yeards.


From Left to Right:

1) The Relic (5.9)
2) Fossil Fuel (5.8)
2.5) Fossil (Trad Route) (5.7)
3) Separation of Chirp & Plate (5.9)
4) 3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.a. Fossil Fling (5.12a)
5) Dirty Bones (5.12a)
6) Abandoned Project?

Climbing Season

For the Last Chance Canyon area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Fossil Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Fossil Wall:
3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.a. Fossil Fling   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
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3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.a. Fossil Fling 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Fossil Wall
Sustained climbing for the first four bolts with great movemet. The crux comes after the 2nd bolt. Technical footwork get you past the thin crimpers to the better holds at the 3rd bolt. Work left, get up on the shield shelf, hitting some more small pockets. Finally reaching the rail that slants to the right, pause and slow down your breathing. A few more easy moves and clip the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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