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Shared By: Shirtless Mike on Jul 15, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico State Requirements 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
 12
Sailor Slang
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
Miss Piggy
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Three Little Birds
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Strike It Rich
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
BAC Crack
Trad, TR, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Paydirt
Trad, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 9
Senior Prom
Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Birth of the Cool
Trad, Sport, Alpine
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
[Redacted]
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Rastafari
Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Another Pair of New Shoes
Trad, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Sister Sledge
Sport, Alpine
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
Insane Clown Posse
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sailor Slang
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
Miss Piggy
 65
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Three Little Birds
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Strike It Rich
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
BAC Crack
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR, Alpine 2 pitches
Paydirt
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Senior Prom
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Birth of the Cool
 8
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, Alpine
[Redacted]
 10
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Rastafari
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Another Pair of New Shoes
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine
Sister Sledge
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Insane Clown Posse
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
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