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Autumn Ivy T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Boogers & Chocolate T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cat Daddy T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Cloak and Dagger T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dossier T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Event Horizon S 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Morning Wood T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shot Through The Heart T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Skinwalker T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Thunderstruck S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Wiretap T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13

Description

The best difficult crag in the Sandias. Skinwalker may be the best 5.10 pitch in the entire range and Autumn Ivy and Cat Daddy are must-dos for the Sandia hardman.

Getting There

Approach per Muralla Grande, but do not drop into the gully leading south into Chimney Canyon. Instead contour around to the east on a faint trail until you reach the top of the crag and the first unobstructed view of The Sentinel. Rap in or walk down around the formation to the south.

Routes:

Routes from left to right (Information provided by Lee, see below comment)

Boogers & Chocolate (5.9):
Morning Wood (easier than 5.10):
Dossier (5.11): Shallow left facing corner.
Wiretap (5.10): Fun horizontals to roof then flaring cracks and lower angle.
Unknown (5.10): I was told by someone that this was actually Wiretap?
Cloak and Dagger (5.11):
Skinwalker (5.10+): Starts off the left end of a ledge and climbs a crack though a series of roofs to the top of the wall.
Autumn Ivy (5.12-): Starts off the right end of the ledge and climbs thin crack and some face moves to an anchor on a ledge, can lower with a 70m.
Cat Daddy (5.13-): Next crack right of Autumn Ivy, climb the crack till it peeters out then hard moves to the Event Horizon anchor, or continue up worse rock and heavy lichen to the Autumn Ivy anchor.
Event Horizon (5.14-): The obvious bolt line that heads straight up the immaculate red wall, shares the first 2 bolts of Thunderstruck.
Thunderstruck (5.13-): The right trending bolted arete.
(?) unknown (5.10?): There may be a route on the wall right of the gully that is 5.10 or 5.11.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Clandestine Wall

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Morning Wood
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Boogers & Chocolate
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Wiretap
Trad, Alpine
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Skinwalker
Trad, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cloak and Dagger
Trad, Alpine
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Autumn Ivy
Trad, Alpine
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Cat Daddy
Trad, Alpine
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Thunderstruck
Sport, Alpine
5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Event Horizon
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Morning Wood 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Boogers & Chocolate 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Wiretap 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine
Skinwalker 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
Cloak and Dagger 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Autumn Ivy 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine
Cat Daddy 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad, Alpine
Thunderstruck 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport, Alpine
Event Horizon 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport, Alpine
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Matthias Lang
Albuquerque
Matthias Lang   Albuquerque
For reference. If you extend the rap tree anchor with a cordalette for about 6 feet, ONE 70 meter rope should JUST get you on top of the boulder that is the start of Wiretap. I tried this with ONE half rope, which might have a little more stretch, so be careful! Oct 12, 2012
One of you guys should take the time and the overview pic and sketch in the routes via different color lines. With at least 12 known routes, it might get a bit busy but that's easily solved.

It would be cool to see all the new routes w/ their names.
New is a relative term... May 5, 2010
William Penner
The 505
William Penner   The 505
Cloak and Dagger is the route left of Skinwalker. You got it right Lee, now you should go do it and let me know what you think. Aug 4, 2008
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
Routes from left to right, I think,
1. unknown easier than 5.10
2. unknown easier than 5.10
3. Dossier 5.11 shallow left facing corner
4. Wiretap 5.10 fun horizontals to roof then flaring cracks and lower angle
5. unknown 5.10 I was told by someone that this was actually Wiretap?
6. Cloak and Dagger 5.11, if this is not the right location Bill, please post a change
7. Skinwalker 5.10+ starts off the left end of a ledge and climbs a crack though a seris of roofs to the top of the wall
8. Autum Ivy 5.12- starts off the right end of the ledge and climbs thin crack and some face moves to an anchor on a ledge, can lower with a 70m
9. Cat Daddy 5.13- next crack right of autum ivy, climb the crack till it peeters out then hard moves to the event horizon anchor, or continue up worse rock and heavey lichen to the autum ivy anchor
10. Event Horizon 5.14- the obvious bolt line that heads straight up the imaculate red wall, shares the first 2 bolts of thunderstruck
11. Thunderstruck 5.12+ the right trending bolted arete
12. unknown 5.10? I belive there is a route on the wall right of the gully that is 5.10 or 5.11

If anyone has more info on the unknow routes or if I've short changed you on a grade or something please let me know. Aug 4, 2008

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