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Entrance to Lower Tier is from the south down Black Mamba wash. The first short wall has a nice concentration of sport and sport/trad routes. The first route is a 5.7 warm up. If you wish to toprope, it is possible to traverse to set up top ropes or drop in from boulders above. Lower level has long wall with series of nice, varied climbs
Follow north side of wash down from Black Mamba corner on Upper Tier. Nice flat alcove with a few climbs to start. Then, move down through gap in boulders to long wall with taller cliff.
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On the Mesa 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 55'
Wizard of Loneliness 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 70'
Nirvana Blues 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 70'
Stimulus Package 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Obamanos! 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Milagro Beanfield War 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Obamanos! 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c NM : Taos Area : ... : (L1) John Nichol's Wall
Second Route on the lower tier. Bouldery start up to shallow crack leads to technical crux. Continue the pump on pockets to the chains. "Yes we can!" First set of climbs of the main wall. #1Bones then Stimulus Package then #2 Obamanos. Rest are in order. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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