This steep cliff is named for its lone completed route "Santa Fe". There is evidence of three other projects that appear abandoned. The cliff's namesake ascends a 30 degree overhang on huge jugs. The cliff is fairly long for this part of the canyon, and faces due south, though the wall is shaded in the morning by the canyon wall. In summer the steepness of the cliff provides nearly all-day shade.
This cliff is 50 yards up-canyon from the Sunporch, on the East/south side of the canyon. Routes begin right out of the streambed.
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Ein Von Frei "Santa Fe" 5.12c Sport, 65 feet
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Ein Von Frei "Santa Fe" 5.12c NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Santa Fe Wall
Steep! is probably the best way to describe this route.Route starts up the vague arete to the technical crux of the route at the first bolt, a long reach right from a sidepull to a crimp. Continue up utilizing some good holds in the crack to the second bolt. From here trend right on mostly jugs while negotiating some smaller crimps. A decent rest can be obtained below the roof. Head out the roof on great jugs to a heartbreaking redpoint crux just below the chains.3 Stars for the climbing, 1 star...[more] Browse More Classics in NM