Checkerboard Wall Rock Climbing
Routes in Checkerboard Wall
|Checkmate T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Circus Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cross-trainer T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Green Thumb T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|King Me T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Knight's Move T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lone Piton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Opening Moves T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Pawn's Promotion T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Punch In The Nose T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Queen's Gambit T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Red Squares T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ring Leader T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Ring Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sotol Roof T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Worth the Effort T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|GPS:||32.458, -106.782 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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DescriptionA huge east facing wall, over 500' at its highest point and almost twice as wide. There are many enticing crack systems which give the wall its checkered appearance. Several large boulders litter the valley below and offer many challenges of their own. You can follow one of the listed routes up this immense face, you can design your own variations connecting different crack systems, or simply choose a line and have at it.
Getting ThereZero your odometer where N Jornada Rd meets the Bataan Memorial Highway (Hwy 70). Drive north on Jornada for ~4.89 miles. Skip the dirt road on the left and drive another 0.07 miles and turn left. Drive less than a mile to the road's end. Along the way you'll pass beneath some power lines. This last part does not need four wheel drive but high clearance is required in a few spots.
A well-used climbers' trail heads north of the end of the road, and then snakes west / north to the base of the wall. It takes about 30 minutes of hiking.
The trail ends at the base of Cross-trainer. Minor bushwhacking or scrambling is needed for some of the other climbs.
Cross-trainer can be rapped after summiting. The walk-off down the south end of the wall is easy but long with a need to come back up and is not recommended.
Classic Climbing Routes at Checkerboard Wall
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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