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This is the large wall located between The Needle and the main ridge of the Sandia Crest. It is SW facing and varies from 200-800ft in height. The lower down the Needle gully you go the wall just gets bigger. The rock quality is generally pretty good. The nature of the wall is quite ledgy which makes for nice belays. The wall is super secluded, I've never seen another climber on the wall. There have been routes on this wall for a long time but the info is spotty and the wall has been largely ignored. The potential for new routes here is huge.
To get to the Hidden Wall follow the approach for the Needle to the East saddle. Follow the Needle gully to the South. The Hidden Wall is the long wall that will be on your left side as you descend the Needle gully. The approach time to the saddle is 35-45 minutes from the crest. Depending on what part of the wall you're headed to the approach could take 10-30 minutes longer for a total of 45-1h15m approach to the base of a route.
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