The lower wall in Comales Canyon. The stream/river runs right by the base of the wall in places. West facing so a bit of afternoon sun, though the hang at the base stays shaded and some routes are shaded by trees. The wall is up to 100' tall and mostly lower angle with many easy to moderate mixed routes.
The trail up the canyon heads away from the road not parallel to it. Hike up the canyon until you come to the second wall that the stream runs along the base of.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Water Wall and Lower Areas:
Dirty Corner 5.7+ Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Take the Plunge 5.8+ Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Yellow Wall 5.9+ PG13 Trad, 60 feet
Gunky Monkey 5.9+ PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Pure Vida 5.10a Trad, Sport, 60 feet
Comales Tamale 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Open Books 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Skewed Right Up 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Burt Crack 5.10 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Black and Tan 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Featured Route For Water Wall and Lower Areas
Another quality line on Water Wall, Open Books starts up 3 open book features, then turns a desperate roof at the top.Start in the first open book, step right on a ledge, head up the 2nd open book (still easy), step right and enter the 3rd open book. A technical crux guards the exit stepping left out of this last corner, which is followed by easy climbing to the headwall. Clip a piton with a big reach (can be backed up with gear), and turn the tricky steep section- the 2nd crux of the r...[more] Browse More Classics in NM