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Routes in Hole in the Wall

Another Pair of New Shoes T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Birth of the Cool T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Body Nazi T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Dr Jeckle T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
End of My Rope T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Insane Clown Posse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Miss Piggy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mouth of a Sailor S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Hyde T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Occasional Freshman T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Paydirt T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rastafari T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Sailor Slang S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Senior Prom S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sister Sledge S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sophmoric Sandbag T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Strike It Rich T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Three Little Birds T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closure for some areas in the Sandias Details

Description

This high quality wall has a wide variety of Sandia style classics. Here you will find a moderate classic as well as difficult thin face testpieces. This area is west facing, so get there early for the difficult climbs before the afternoon sun hits.

Classics include:
Miss Piggy 5.8
Sister Sledge 5.11d
Insane Clown Posse 5.12d

2nd Pitch:
Birth of the Cool 5.11- left arete
Another Pair of Shoes 5.11c above bolted belay

Getting There

Approach by hiking down the Crest Spur Trail to the junction with the La Luz Trail .6 mi. Head right north down the La Luz Trail for five switchbacks from the intersection. From the fifth switchback head north following the base of the cliffs.

You can also approach by heading northeast from the top of Estrellita.

Descend by following an obvious trail from the top of the Hole in the Wall. Can also rap from the bolted anchor atop the first pitch.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hole in the Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Miss Piggy
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Three Little Birds
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Strike It Rich
Trad, Alpine
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Paydirt
Trad, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Senior Prom
Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Birth of the Cool
Trad, Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Body Nazi
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Sister Sledge
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Miss Piggy
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Three Little Birds
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Strike It Rich
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Paydirt
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Senior Prom
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Birth of the Cool
 6
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, Alpine
Body Nazi
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Sister Sledge
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
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LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
A good multi pitch outing is to start on Estrellita and climb that route. Then head up and left to the base of Miss Piggy and climb that. A nice 3 pitch 5.8 outing with an easy walk on the La Luz trail back to your packs, or leave the pack at the top and walk down for less hiking overall. Jun 19, 2009
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
To approach the top of the crag, head off the end of the first switchback below the trail junction. Youl go over some downed trees as you scramble up a short hillside, then contour along untill you come to a nice flat open area with a large tree set back from teh edge of the cliff. This is the top of Miss Piggy and Another Pair of New Shoes. Jun 19, 2009
Kerr Adams
Albuquerque, NM
Kerr Adams   Albuquerque, NM
To approach the bottom of Hole in the Wall, leave the La Luz trail at:

35.20524, -106.44846
The trail goes between two aspen trees.

Gaia GPS Sep 24, 2017

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