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Super clean wall high up the Virgin Canyon

Get on the trail at the last place where the stairs meet the wall (at the Upper Virgin) and headhill up for about 200 meters (note: this is about 100 meters up past the Flamingo wall).

Routes from left to right:

Strokin'’ The Bishop
Lopin' The Mule
El Sendero del Vagabundo
Ripped Wall
Biaji'’s Boulevard
Animal Party

Getting There 

Take stair case up to the last switchback and follow trail up the left side of the canyon. Go through cave hole and continue up.

Climbing Season

For the El Potrero Chico area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Stroking The Bishop 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  North America : Mexico : ... : Ripped Wall
1st pitch is LONG! Bring 2 ropes. 2nd pitch is the $ pitch! Stroke the giant tufa and mount it. Yeah baby! 3rd pitch is ok, but was really put in to access other climbs. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Josh Janes
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Jan 11, 2016
Approach Strokin' the Bishop and Lopin' the Mule by climbing the obvious bolted access pitch on the left side of the wall at 5.9. Rapping from this pitch requires just a touch of downclimbing with a single 70m rope.

El Sendero del Vagabundo, Ripped Wall, Biaji's Boulevard, and Animal Party can more directly be approached by climbing an old overgrown, but short, pitch on the right side of the wall at 5.8.

Arguably the best option is to do the lefthand approach and use Strokin' the Bishop as a warmup. Then a quick belayed downclimb rightwards across the ledge system to the lower tier will provide access to all the other routes. At the end of the day, a short rap down the righthand approach pitch is an easy way back to the ground.

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