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The wall is north of The Watchtower and south of The Anvil. The extent of the wall is best described in the "Getting There" section; see the second rap option which descends The Watchtower. Along the base of Wildflower Wall, almost all will feel they are truely deep within the heart of the Sandia Mountains with rugged rock walls jutting up all around.

Getting There 

Choose between two raps.

  • Rap John Kear's Sister Moon with a single 70m rope ("you'll need every inch of a 70"). This rap lands you close to the start of Wildflower route.

  • Alternately, bring two ropes and rappel down WatchTower. The approach to this rappel and the rappel itself are described in Mick Schein's "Sandia Rock" (2003). Then hike north on foot while losing some elevation to find Wildflower Wall. The southern (near) extent of Wildflower Wall is not clear to me. However, the base of Wildflower Wall is at hand after hiking north around the bottom of a large pinnacle that is maybe 150 feet tall. Continue hiking north to reach the northern most end of Wildflower Wall. The far (north) end lies a little over 100 total yards from the base of the Watchtower rappel and occurs near a relatively level aspen stand where further travel north means hiking up hill.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wildflower Wall:
Wildflower   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 450'   
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Showing the start of Wildflower route roughly up the center of the picture.  Note the large inside corner in the upper half of the picture; the right side of it is the small pillar noted in the guide as just to the right of the pitch 1 route.

Wildflower 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Wildflower Wall
See Mick Schein's guide "Sandia Rock" (2003) for a detailed description of the route. However, the bolted anchor at the top of the 1st pitch is at the 1st ledge of 2 that are above the small pillar - not at the 2nd ledge as shown in the guide's topo. Also, the bolted crux is immediately above that 2nd ledge.Overall, the first two pitches mostly ascend straight up from the base of the route. The third pitch has a mantel roughly 30 feet above the bolted belay. After the mantel, a huge rounded ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Wildflower Wall looms above.
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