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Located on the central part of the Early wall, this crag is at the lowest point along the cliff band and provides the longest single pitch routes on great quality lower tier rock, and access to some routes on the upper tier. This crag sees sun for about an hour or two in the early morning making it a great warm weather destination. Routes tend to be challenging, tenuous, sustained, and contain multiple cruxes. A great training ground for the experienced sport climber.

Getting There 

A new trail (fall 2012) has been established that takes one to The Runway quite directly. The new trail starts in the arroyo straight across from the trail to the Winter Wall.

Alternatively, the historical approach is to hike up the trail to the Grotto. At the top of the scree and talus, head east (left) along the base of the Early wall and when you hit the lowest point of the cliff, you are there.

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Runway:
Top Gun   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   
Stone Temple Pilot   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Pitch   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Mocos Locos   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Aviatrix   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Aerostar   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Holding Pattern   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Flight Simulator   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Top Gun 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Runway
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