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Pirate's Wall

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Blackbeard S 
Booty (aka Long John) S 
Oxymorons S 
Pirated S 
Scurvy Dog S 
Trick or Treat? (aka Captain Hook) S 
Walking the Plank (aka The Buzz) S 

Pirate's Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006
This Afternoon

38° | 14°

41° | 14°

44° | 19°

46° | 21°

48° | 20°

49° | 23°
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Way up high on the route working through the crux ...


West facing wall with many great, and tall (up to 88 feet) routes.

Routes are numbered from left to right.

Getting There 

Take the right spur at the point of the trail where it branches just as you get to the climbing area. Continue past Beer Block and Big Pine Wall to the west facing side of Pirate's Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pirate's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pirate's Wall:
Scurvy Dog   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Blackbeard   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Trick or Treat? (aka Captain Hook)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Booty (aka Long John)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 88'   
Walking the Plank (aka The Buzz)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 75'   
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Featured Route For Pirate's Wall
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Booty (aka Long John) 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NM : El Rito : ... : Pirate's Wall
Excellent, and long route. Start is moderate, easing up through the middle, with the crux at the top where the route starts to get steeper.Because of the length of this route, a 60m rope is necessary, or the belayer must be atop the boulders at the base (can anchor to the ponderosa).NOTE: This climb was incorrectly called Long John in the online El Rito guide, as Gary C. didn't know the FA info (see comment from FA below)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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