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The main cliff is the first one above the Bandelier boundary. See the approach map on the main Capulin page. The main cliff has the majority of the longer routes--some are 200 foot single pitches. Two ropes are a good idea, though it's possible to spend a nice day there on the shorter routes.
Many of these routes have only been climbed once. Expect loose rock and some dirt.
Follow the fire line from the parking area to the end of the ridge, heading East towards Bandelier. At the very end of the ridge, look for a break between two 15 foot tall rocks. A climber's trail drops into the canyon.
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['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',2]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Cliff:
Physical 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Squoze 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Hellbender 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Widowmaker 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
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