Spook Main Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Topo of the sport routes on the Main Wall at Spook...
This is the main wall, about 40-50 feet tall in the area where the routes are. To the left there is a low cave with several boulder problems.
Route from left to right:
(01) Mandatory Orientation 5.7 a trad line
(02) Language Barrier 5.8 another trad line, shared finish
(03) Corporate Ladder
(04) Unknown 5.12+?
(05) Samba 5.12+ Ride the Lightning
(07) Project 5.hard
(08) Unknown, looks hard
(09) Rhumba of the Toads
(10) Last Call for Alcohol
(11) Beer Bucket 5.7 toprope
Boulder problems to the left of the routes in the cave:
B1 I'm leaving some room open for other problems, there are a few over here
B5 Rubberband Fingers Stand/Meine Gummi Frau (B)
B6 ? Hard
B7 Right to left traverse V3
Follow the trail from the parking up the hill and through the boulders to the wall.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Spook Main Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spook Main Wall:
Featured Route For Spook Main Wall
Ride the Lightning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c NM
: Socorro Area
: ... : Spook Main Wall
Progressively more difficult climbing through tthe first half broken up by jug pockets. Big moves to an OK rest then a final boulder problem to the anchors.Start up a low angle slab to the left of the bolt line. Reach out and clip the first bolt then move up into some slots and a pinch on a block, clip bolt 2. Thin face climbing leads to the 3rd clip. Move up on some very small holds and very technical moves leads to a hard stand up and stab for the next good 2 finger pocket and the 4th clip, or...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Craig Copelin
From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Feb 25, 2010
#9 is Rhumba of the Toads, FA in the late 90's, it is hardish 11.
I did not bolt the top, as it its easy, bring a nut to get you safely to the anchor, unless someone has bolted the top since I last saw it.
By ted geving
Mar 1, 2011
Tom Ellis, Luke Laser and I bolted Number 4. Tom and I bolted numbers 7 an 8. All sometime in late 90's. I can't remember if we named the three routes or not. Not sure who is responsible for the glue on the projects to right of Ride the Lightening as I quit climbing for a period of time shortly after bolting the routes. We also bolted the extension to Ride the Lightening and I think Tim possibly went back and added beefy anchors to the top of it.