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Routes in River Wall

Aurora's Diving Board T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Black Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
False Consciousness S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Put In Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Shake-n-Bake S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Swallow Your Karma S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unnamed Face Right of Put In Pump S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Description

Steep basalt crack and face climbs. Could use more traffic.

Getting There

Turn upstream on the East bank of the Rio Grande and follow the old stagecoach road. Get Jay's book.

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Nick Niebuhr
Santa Fe, NM
Nick Niebuhr   Santa Fe, NM
I dunno how up to date the Taos Rock book is, but the 'location' descriptions for the routes here definitely aren't. Black Book is no longer the first route. We saw like 6 or 7 bolted routes and a few dirty looking gear lines starting about 40ft from the bathroom. Climbed one bolted line that felt about 5.9 but plenty of sketchy hollow holds and blocks! Jun 11, 2018
George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
Nick, Glad you're ok. At the time I climbed and posted Black Book and most of the others on this wall, there weren't any bolted climbs to its right, and I'm sorry that the info I posted misled you. I've only climbed at River Wall 2 or 3 times, and not in the last 5 years. Taos Rock is over 13 years old; hopefully a new revision will be available soon. Its author, Jay Foley, had been listing new climbs on his website, but hasn't posted any updates for River Wall. If there are inaccuracies to route descriptions I posted here, let me know and I'll improve them, or the editing can be reassigned to you.

If you climbed some unlisted/unposted routes, I'd encourage you to post them, so that other people don't get confused (but I'm not local). Jun 11, 2018

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