Elevation: 6,605 ft
GPS: 36.356, -105.733 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Howard on Oct 4, 2006
Admins: Mike Howard, 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)

26 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
 24
Fun
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
One for the Book
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Fun in the Sun
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Jam Time
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Twisted Feet
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Lava Flows
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Esmerelda
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Special Ed
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
One for the Book
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fun in the Sun
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jam Time
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Twisted Feet
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Lava Flows
 17
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Esmerelda
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Special Ed
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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