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Violince Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 32.2365, -104.754 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jan 22, 2008
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Description 

The Violince Wall, aka the Warmup Wall, features the best selection of moderate routes in the canyon. The black, grey and tan streaked limestone is of the highest quality, rivaling that of any cliff in the country. The wall faces Northeast, so receives some morning sun, making it a great cliff for warming up.

Routes here range from slightly slabby, to just past vertical, with the occasional roof or bulge. Grades range from 5.8 to 5.11+, with one 5.13a, Wild Deuces. Climbing is generally on thin pockets and edges. Good footwork and balance are essential, but the occasional bomber jug keeps things fun.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail from the parking lot, down into the canyon. This trail follows the crest of a descending spur in a N-NW direction. After ~5 minutes, a good trail breaks off to the right. Follow this trail to the N-NE. After ~100yds, a short 2nd class down climb is required (this can be tricky in heavy snow conditions). The trail bends back to the left, to another downclimb. After this second downclimb, the trail heads back to the SE, eventually traversing along the cliff base. A few short steep cliffs are passed before reaching the first established routes, on a long clean, 60-foot vertical panel of black & blue limestone. The first bolted route encountered is Poker Face Joe, 5.11b. Continue another 50 feet along the cliff base to a nice flat area, complete with stone benches, at the top of a small rise.

Climbing Season

For the Last Chance Canyon area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Violince Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Violince Wall:
Riot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   
Fiddler on the Roof   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   
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Fiddler on the Roof 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Violince Wall
Three cruxes on this one. First off the deck, surmounting the bulge that is apart of every route in this section. Thin edges get you up to a rest, followed by a short pumpy, though far less technical. Setting this route apart from any of the other 11's, the roofcrack up top is the cherry on top. Fingerlocks and a few fists up top, soon your holding onto the jug. Sit down, clip the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the Violence Wall.
Left side of the Violence Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Route #4.  I gave this the nickname "Zagreb&q...
Route #4. I gave this the nickname "Zagreb&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the crux of "Violence", 5.10d (route ...
In the crux of "Violence", 5.10d (route ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Route #8, 5.9, a good slab route with a distinct c...
Route #8, 5.9, a good slab route with a distinct c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruxing on route #12, 5.10b, one of the best lines...
Cruxing on route #12, 5.10b, one of the best lines...
Rock Climbing Photo: From Wikipedia: "Violince is the debut album ...
From Wikipedia: "Violince is the debut album ...

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By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jan 30, 2008
Violin Wall....not violence....
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Jan 30, 2008
The topo I have, which was reportedly drawn by Gogas, refers to it in 3 spots as the "Violince Wall". Nowhere does it use the term "Violin".
By Anthony Stout
Administrator
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jan 31, 2008
Hmmmm, I changed it back to Violince Wall...
By Monomaniac
Administrator
From: Morrison, CO
Jan 31, 2008
I assumed the spelling was a typo, and they meant "violence". However, from Wikipedia:

"Violince is the debut album by rock/pop band Oppera. The band is fronted by pop singer Martika. The album combines the sound of goth music with pop/rock. It was released on an independent label and made available primarily at online music retailers."

Rock Climbing Photo: From Wikipedia: "Violince is the debut album ...
From Wikipedia: "Violince is the debut album by rock/pop band Oppera. The band is fronted by pop singer Martika. The album combines the sound of goth music with pop/rock. It was released on an independent label and made available primarily at online music retailers."



So now we have three possibilities: Violins, Violince, and Violence.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jan 31, 2008
Only route that I actually have heard a name for is Fiddler on the Roof. That 11a roof crack in the middle of the wall. Drew and Gillet both referred to this as Violin Wall. The other longtime locals never corrected any of us. Oh well.

Considering things, seems that correcting us over nuances of the name was not all that likely. It has probably been Violince all the while and I've been mistaken.
By Brice
Jul 28, 2008
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I have heard Gillet refer to this as Violin wall.

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