Winter Wall Rock Climbing
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However, be careful on many of the routes on this wall. Despite some absolute gems, many of the routes look and can be a little chossy. Climbers, and especially belayers, should always wear a helmet at this wall. That said, there are some classic lines here and it's a very popular sport climbing destination in northern NM.
The routes Post Moderate (5.9) and Grape Ape (5.10c) are two, not-to-be missed classics of the wall.
Often times, newer climbers aren't well-versed in different methodologies for efficient and safe climbing/lowering using two ropes. George's comment below includes some great suggestions for descending Winter Wall routes.
As with all descent options, double or triple check your knot and rope configuration before lowering or rappelling!
Classic Climbing Routes at Winter Wall
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