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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- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 220'
Mouth of a Sailor 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'
Senior Prom 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 75'
Birth of the Cool 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Body Nazi 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches
Another Pair of New Shoes 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Sister Sledge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
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Another Pair of New Shoes 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Hole in the Wall
From the belay, head up and left to a bolt then attack the thin crack straight up. Follow this up to the crux roof and a line of bolts up the headwall. The roof (crux) has a high bolt that can be difficult to clip then typically move a bit to the right to turn the roof or try it straight on. The headwall offers up continuous climbing at a slightly easier grade than the crack and roof and keeps you on your toes. A great line that offers up a little of everything. Face, crack, a roof and good posi...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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