Elevation: 5,715 ft
GPS: 33.986, -106.99 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Jan 29, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico State Requirements Details

Description

South facing wall with a series of 40-50 foot routes. Quality of rock tends to be good here and routes range from easy 5.6 to difficult 5.12.

Getting There

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Overview map of Major Wall area. Adapted from: The Enchanted Tower, Sport Climbing Socorro and Datil, New Mexico by Salomon R. Maestas and Matthew A. Jones, 1993. (Out of print). From the turn off highway 60, drive the dirt road for .5 miles to the main parking area (with restroom) on the left. Don't stop here, though. Continue another mile or so on the dirt road to a small pullout/parking area for Major Wall, Pocket Change Wall and Alcohol Wall. Park and walk the short distance to the visible Major Wall on the east side (left side) of the road.

Routes

From Left to Right:

Starting at the far left, there is a smooth, steep wall with three routes:

Major Chingadera (5.10d)
Pinche Wey (5.12c/d)
Zee Wicked Bulge AKA:Puff Daddy (5.14-)

Continuing along the cliff band you will come to a series of unknown routes, then some with actual names:

Cactus Practice (5.11b)
Unknown (5.11+)
Limp Traddy (5.12b?)
Unknown (5.13?)
Pimpin' anin't Easy (5.14b/c)
Keeping up with the Joneses (aka Pimp Daddy) (5.13d)
Bat out of Hell (5.11d)
The Demon (5.12d/13a)
Devil's Plaything (5.13?)
Major Raspberry (5.10d)
Captain Blueberry (5.11a)
Buttress Fly (5.10-)
Liberace's Anus (5.9+)
Prickly Proctologist (5.7+)
The Ramp (5.7)- Trad
She Can Bolt (5.9)
Bananas on Acid (5.12a)
Banana Peel (5.11c)
Hurt Me Not (5.12a/b)
Bon Bon (5.10a)
Juckets & Bugs (5.10a)
Chris's Route (name will change) (5.10-)
Milo Mindblender (5.10b)
Major, Major, Major (5.8)

30 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Major 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
 6
The Ramp
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 58
She Can Bolt
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
Liberace's Anus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Buttress Fly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Juckets & Bugs
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Bon Bon
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Chris's Route (name will change)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Major Raspberry
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
Captain Blueberry
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Banana Peel
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 23
Bat out of Hell
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Hurt Me Not
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Bananas on Acid
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 19
The Demon
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Devil's Plaything
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ramp
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
She Can Bolt
 58
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Liberace's Anus
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Buttress Fly
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Juckets & Bugs
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bon Bon
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chris's Route (name will ch…
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Major Raspberry
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Captain Blueberry
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Banana Peel
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bat out of Hell
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hurt Me Not
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bananas on Acid
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Demon
 19
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Devil's Plaything
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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