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This high quality wall has a wide variety of Sandia style classics. Here you will find a moderate classic as well as difficult thin face testpieces. This area is west facing, so get there early for the difficult climbs before the afternoon sun hits.
Approach by hiking down the Crest Spur Trail to the junction with the La Luz Trail .6 mi. Head right north down the La Luz Trail for five switchbacks from the intersection. From the fifth switchback head north following the base of the cliffs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hole in the Wall:
Miss Piggy 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 220'
Mouth of a Sailor 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Three Little Birds 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 165'
End of My Rope 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Paydirt 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 102'
Senior Prom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 75'
Body Nazi 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches
Birth of the Cool 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Another Pair of New Shoes 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Sister Sledge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
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Sister Sledge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Hole in the Wall
Amble up and left past the first two bolts, using the pillar to the left, though it is not necessary. Next head right in an undercling flake feature. Then blast straight up past the next 3 or 4 bolts with pretty continuous moves on edges in horizontal seams and opposing sidepulls. The feet are typically slopy or difficult to see because of the bulging nature of the rock between the horizontal breaks. Once the angle lessens the climbing eases and trends slightly right passed more bolts on the way...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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