This small wall in the Rabbit Ears Massif area hosts a couple excellent short crack climbs. While probably not a destination itself, its close proximity to The Citadel and the Rabbit Ears Slabs make it worth a visit if you finish off a climb on one of those walls and want a few extra pitches of quality climbing. It is also right next to "the Keyhole", a distinct and interesting feature on the ridge above Rabbit Ears Slabs.
This wall is uphill and SW from The Citadel wand is pretty easy to pick out. It is a clean small wall with a few nice cracks streaking up it. Scramble and bushwhack directly up to the wall.
Alternatively, one can approach via the "Keyhole" route, which is described in the Ingrham Guide . The Shortline wall is immediately on your right after passing through the Keyhole.
This is an excellent short crack and slab climb. The crack is gorgeous, with perfect hand jams tapering to tight fingers at the top. The crux occurs once the crack disappears, with a few delicate 5.9 slab moves. But even after the crux, the climb keeps you on your toes, because the slab continues for another 20 ft without any protection, but getting easier as you approach the anchors....[more]Browse More Classics in NM
By Aaron Hobson Administrator From: Las Cruces, NM May 30, 2010
The Rosul-Dunning claims you can walk-off the top of this wall. I didn't look too hard for a walk-off, since rappelling from the anchors works fine.
The right-hand crack could be climbed free, but would be R/X rated without the addition of a few bolts. It also looks like one could climb the slab/arete on the far right hand side of the wall. Worth checking out if your there.