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Gnar Wall

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Gnar Wall 


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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jun 12, 2006
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Lee successfully not busting his balls on his flas...

Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Gnar Wall:
Crest Chewel   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport   
Balls to the Wall   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tooth Fairy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport   
Blackballed   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Gnar Wall
Alex starts the steep exit <br />Black Balled (5.10)

Blackballed 5.10c 6b 20 VII 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, leading to a dilemma near the last bolt at the steepest section: do you want to go just left of the last bolt or go try going just right? Both work- probably about the same rating?...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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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.