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Routes in Dead Cholla Wall

Back to the Creek T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Blind Faith S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Bob..it S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Connected T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Doc's Dangle S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Drift Away T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Either Or S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Esmerelda S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Festival sin Peliculas T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fun S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fun in the Sun S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Games S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Jam Time T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lava Flows S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Leave It To Bob T,S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Liquid Skin T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nice T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
One for the Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Open Season T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Re-Connected T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Somebody Loaned Me a Bosch S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Special Ed S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Twisted Feet S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unnamed 5.8 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Waiting for the Sun S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,605 ft
GPS: 36.356, -105.733 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 11,841 total, 87/month
Shared By: Mike Howard on Oct 4, 2006
Admins: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

Lots of sun early as the crag faces East. Plenty of shade later. It can get a little chilly on nights in the winter. Most of the routes have chains at the top which can be reached to set up top ropes. Many fantastic lines are on this quality wall. A great mix of splitters and sport climbs as well. Almost all the routes are in the 10-12 range.

Getting There

From the south side of town, drive south on 68 to Pilar, please watch your speed in town. Turn north west at Pilar toward the campgrounds of Orilla Verde Recreation area and drive over the bridge across the Rio Grande and up the other side of the gorge. Once you hit the paved road, take your 1st right that will take you over to the trailhead to park. Then hike down about 300 yards and you will be over the top of the crag.

From the North side of town, take 64 toward Tres Piedras. Just after you cross the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and the rest area on the left, take your first left, past the community well building. This road used to be a washboard of tooth-rattling madness (now paved). This road ens at a stop sign, turn left toward the gorge. Then continue south and look to the left for the turn off to the trailhead, there is a sign for Dead Cholla under the BLM sign. If the pavement ends, just turn around and take your first right. The parking area can be seen for the sat shot.

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Climbs (Left to Right)

Where are the Bolts 5.11a (trad)
Kissing Fish 5.9 (trad)
Jam Time 5.10b (trad)
Bob..it 5.11c (mixed bolts+gear)
Blind Faith 5.10+ (sport)
Queso's Delight 5.12- (trad)
Lava Flows 5.11a (sport)
Open Season 5.10c (mixed bolts+gear)
Cholla Backstep 5.11 (trad)
Hageemoto 5.11+ (sport)
Merge Left 5.11 (sport)
Gorge Yourself 5.10+ (mixed bolts+gear)
Just Arose 5.11 (sport)
After the Pillar Came Down 5.10b/c (trad)
Toxic Socks 5.12- (sport)
Special Ed 5.11+ (sport)
Drift Away 5.11a (mixed bolts+gear)
Fun 5.7 (mixed bolts+gear)
Games 5.10+ (sport)
One for the Book 5.9 (trad)
Corrida del Norte 5.11 (sport)
Back to the Creek 5.11a/b (mixed bolts+gear)
Liquid Skin 5.12a (mixed bolts+gear)
No Lines 5.10+ (mixed bolts+gear)
No Waiting 5.11 (sport)
Connected 5.9 (mixed bolts+gear)
Re-Connected 5.12- (mixed bolts+gear)
Festival sin Peliculas 5.10+ (trad)
Twisted Feet 5.11a (sport)
Waiting for the Sun 5.11a (sport)
Doc's Dangle 5.10b/c (sport)
Somebody Loaned Me a Bosch 5.11a (sport)
Nice 5.9+ (mixed bolts+gear)
Either Or 5.11 (sport)
Unnamed 5.8 (trad)
Esmerelda 5.11 (sport)
Leave It To Bob 5.12a/b (mixed bolts+gear)

25 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dead Cholla 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
Fun
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fun in the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jam Time
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Twisted Feet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lava Flows
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Esmerelda
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Special Ed
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun in the Sun 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jam Time 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Twisted Feet 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lava Flows 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Esmerelda 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Special Ed 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Had three different peaceful, but short afternoon sessions out here and never saw a soul. What a great crag with such gorgeous views and such an unbelievably nice approach, from the short drive to the short walk. Will be great to get back here and get on some of the nice lines that I missed. Fun, short, and thoughtful climbing. Cool to see that there's this whole canyon full of relatively undeveloped basalt all within striking distance! Aug 15, 2012

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