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Pocket Change Wall Rock Climbing 

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A good winter wall with several classic routes. South facing, the wall gets winter sun from mid-morning to afternoon. Routes listed from left to right are:

Pocket Change (5.11c/d)
Route of All Evil (5.11c/d)
The Bowels of Hell (5.11d)
Payday (5.10a/b)
Vegetable Massacre (5.11a, sport)
Rebate (5.10-, sport)
Gold Rush (5.8+, sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money (5.7, sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day (5.10+/5.11-, sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)

Pocket Change is rumored to be one of the best 11c's in the state. (As long as you consider Golden Stairs to be 11b).

There are some moderates on the right side of the cliff 5.8 - 5.11a.

Getting There 

Hike past Major Wall and follow trails that wind steeply up to the cliff base. There are two trails that will take you to the wall, one of which involves some slight scrambling. Once you get near the cliff make a left. (A right takes you to Alcohol Wall South). Pocket Change Wall is just around the corner from Alcohol Wall South.

Climbing Season

For the Southern Box areas area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pocket Change Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pocket Change Wall:
Rebate   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Pocket Change   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Pocket Change Wall

Payday 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Pocket Change Wall
Start right of a small dihedral looking piece of rock and climb a few good holds to the first bolt. Clip, continue to the second, and then pull through the overhanging crux. The crux has the potential to get your heart going as you look up and see the third bolt pretty high above. Don't worry so much if you are solid at the grade. The crux ends soon after the second bolt and there are jugs taking you to the third. Run-out between the second and third bolts, can take a small amount of gear to pro...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 25, 2008
There are additional routes to the right of Payday. They follow from left to right:

Vegetable Massacre 5.11- (variation start to Payday; sport)
Rebate 5.10 (sport, start from lower ledge, joins Payday at the top)
Gold Rush 5.8+ (sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money 5.7 (sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day 5.10+/5.11- (sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)

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