Gnar Wall at El Rito (photo by Logan)
Has some nice 5.10 warm-ups to get on before heading over to Rad Wall
! The Route Canal is a good place if you're looking for shade.
First, find Rad Wall by going up through the corridor past Big Pine Wall
. This crag is just to the left (North) of Rad Wall. The narrow gully/corridor heading uphill between the Gnar Wall and the Rad Wall is called the Route Canal.
Weather station 4.2 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 Gnar Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gnar Wall:
Blackballed 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Gnar Wall
Blackballed 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NM
: El Rito
: ... : Gnar Wall
Blackballed is the middle route on the S face of Gnar Wall (15' left of Crest Chewel).Cruise the lower part of the climb on jugs. I'm not sure if it's better to go left or right at the crux at the last bolt....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Lee successfully not busting his balls on his flas...
By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 28, 2009
Climbers beware. We ran into a beautiful green rattlesnake at the bottom of Blackballed ,after an ascent and hanging out while observing the sound of a soft rattle that resembled the sound of a cicada. It ventured out from under the rocks at the bottom of the climb and started ascending the corridor between Rad Wall and Gnar Wall. If you bring children to this crag just be aware. This is rattlesnake season in Northern New Mexico, so keep your eyes peeled and climb safely. They most likely are all around this crag at the right place at the right times. Be warned and bring your camera.
By Finn Foster
Oct 12, 2015
FUN WALL for 5.10's in El Rito.