Elevation: 9,755 ft
GPS: 35.191, -106.434 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bill Lawry on Jun 9, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

Pino Wall and Jawbone stand relatively isolated at the southern reaches of the main Sandia Mountains Crest. Roughly, they are south of the upper tram terminal, north of Pino Canyon, and just to the west of the crest ridge.

Getting There

If approaching from the main crest parking lot or tram, hike south if not done to the upper tram terminal and then continue south on the crest trail.  Look for where the trail makes a close approach to the top of the ridge about 50 feet distant uphill on your right.  If you reach a switchback that cuts back left from the ridge, you've gone a few minutes too far.
Where we cut up right to the ridge crest (after having hiked too far down the trail).

From here there is one approach choice for Jawbone and at least two for Pino Wall.

For Jawbone, take a well defined boot trail that leads up through a little grassy area and to a small saddle in the crest ridge. At the ridge, Jawbone is visible to the west. Drop down to an aspen stand on a broader saddle between Jawbone and the crest ridge. Pino Wall lies to the south but is not visible.

For Pino Wall, one has a choice of a longer approach on foot or a shorter approach on foot followed by a rap. If doing the former, first proceed as for Jawbone above. In any case, Pino Wall page has the remaining details.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pino Wall & Jawbone

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Bad Fun
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Dust to Dust
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 24
License and a Visa
Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Red Dawn
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Parallel Universe
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bad Fun Pino Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Dust to Dust Pino Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
License and a Visa Pino Wall
 24
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
Red Dawn Pino Wall
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Parallel Universe Pino Wall
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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