Elevation: 6,510 ft
GPS: 32.367, -106.588 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 23, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

South facing wall located north of the base of the Rabbit Ears Massif. There are several high quality trad routes on this wall. The rock tends to be good quality. There are 3 separate rappel routes which make the descent fairly easy. Bring two ropes to rappel.

Lowenbrau Light, Black Velvet, Margaritaville, and Best Bitters all use the rappel chains at the top of Five Easy Steps. This is a 165-foot rappel. If you do hang up your rope, check the bottom section of Best Bitters for retrieval options. The climbing on this part of the route is in a 5.7 range.

Wild Turkey and Zombie are best done as top ropes, the pro is not that great. To reach the anchor the two climbs share, rap down from the same chains (the ones on top of Five Easy Steps) and look to your left.

Getting There

Approach via Topp Hut Road. 30 minutes to one hour (are you in shape?) to reach the cliff. Follow the Topp Hut Road past the hut. Take a right turn at the first fork and continue up this road until its end. From here on the left, strike up a climber's trail which heads directly up the slope to the cliff's base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southern Comfort Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Miller High Life
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 30
Lowenbrau Light
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Black Velvet
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Margaritaville
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 12
DWI
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Milk Stout
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Miller High Life
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lowenbrau Light
 30
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Black Velvet
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Margaritaville
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
DWI
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Milk Stout
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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