BETA PHOTO: Pino Wall and Jawbone lie south of the upper tram ...
Pino Wall and Jawbone stand relatively isolated at the southern reaches of the main Sandia Mountains Crest. Roughly, they are south of the upper tram terminal, north of Pino Canyon, and just to the west of the crest ridge.
If approaching from the main crest parking lot, hike south to the upper tram terminal and then continue south on the crest trail. A little before the first major switchback that turns east away from the ridge, the trail makes an obvious close approach to the top of the ridge. From here there is one approach choice for Jawbone and at least two for Pino Wall.
For Jawbone, take a well defined boot trail that leads up through a little grassy area and to a small saddle in the crest ridge. At the ridge, Jawbone is visible to the west. Drop down to an aspen stand on a broader saddle between Jawbone and the crest ridge. Pino Wall lies to the south but is not visible.
For Pino Wall, one has a choice of a longer approach on foot or a shorter approach on foot followed by a rap. If doing the former, first proceed as for Jawbone above. In any case, Pino Wall page has the remaining details.
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: ... : Pino Wall
There are really several options here and in a way just major variations in the Bad Fun area. The rock is stellar as with most of the Pino Wall, true stone, water worn and highly featured.P1 Follow the corner and blocky start of Bad Fun to the same belay about 80 ft up. There is now a bolted anchor here just above the tree that marks the top of the pitch. 5.8P2 Step left off the belay and head up the shallow corner passing a roof to gain a nice corner groove straight above. Continue up the cor...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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