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Routes in John's Wall

Alberta S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Amazon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bulges T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Easter Rising S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
From Aldo to Abbey T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Houston S, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Nose, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Route 66 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Elevation: 6,200 ft
GPS: 36.534, -105.708 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Howard on Dec 13, 2006
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

South-facing basalt wall right off dirt road. Has around twenty routes and is a small sport/trad area.

Getting There

From Taos, go north on highway 522 to Arroyo Hondo about 10 miles. Turn left at Arroyo Hondo. Follow dirt road about 2 miles, bearing right at fork. Almost down at the Rio Grande River, a small basalt roadside wall appears on right just after bridge over the Rio Hondo. There are about 20 routes. There are hot springs about 1/4 mile downstream on the western bank of the Rio Grande. To enjoy the Black Rock Spring, turn Left after the bridge and drive up this road to park at the first turn. Follow a faint trail downstream. Bring a trashbag and do your part to keep it clean, favor.

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Classic Climbing Routes at John's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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The Houston S
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Bulges
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Houston S
 17
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Bulges
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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Thanks to Dan Greenwald for replacing almost all of the old bolts on this wall with modern hardware, including the classic Dave Jones 5.12 Nice Guy Syndrome! May 14, 2016

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