Leo & Pete during the FA of Tufa Consequences (5.1...
This is the short (70-80 foot)yellow/orange wall directly above the upper parking area for Bat Cave. It faces west and gets morning shade. The most unique features are several short 20 foot tall tufas that give the cliff it's namesake. This wall will make for good warm-ups during warmer temps or fun cool-downs during the winter afternoons. The climbs will be from 50 to 80 feet and range in difficultly from 5.9 to 5.13 or harder
Take the faint trail at the south side of the upper parking spot. The trail diagonals south for several hundred feet then swithbacks directly up to the wall. The Bat Cave approach trail starts from the north side of the same parking and heads north
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: Tufa wall from the start of the access trail/parki...
From: Santa Fe, NM
Mar 18, 2013
There are 4 excellent routes on the wall now as well as a TR climb (Wishbone Left). The routes on either side of the tufa routes are actually quite long and sustained. Still plenty of room for more stuff, Ed has some cleaning bolts on the bulging white wall and I've still got plans for a steep one just left of Slither as well as maybe a few more moderates.
There is also some good potential for some easy and moderate stuff (5.9-5.11) on the next cliff section that is 200 feet north of this wall. Gumby Wall maybe? (lol)
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 11, 2013
This wall gets no more morning shade then the wall to the left of the cave.