Elevation: 5,996 ft
GPS: 35.805, -106.142 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 35,875 total · 268/month
Shared By: A Miller on Sep 28, 2009 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico State Requirements Details

Description

Early Wall is the broad wall on the left side of the canyon. This area sees sun early in the a.m., and shade the rest of the day.

Climbs are in three sections of the cliff:

Getting There

  • The easiest approach is by the Runway/Grotto approach trail. This trail starts in the arroyo straight across from the trail to the Winter Wall.
  • Climbs at the "Left End" (east) are also easily reached by a faint trail with cairns, along the left end of the talus.

40 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Early 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
 71
Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
The Mile-High Club
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Humbolt
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Learning to Fly
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Two Wheel Drive
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 50
Top Gun
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Mocos Locos
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 4
Airbus
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 18
Aviatrix
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Lichening The Serpent
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 28
Aerostar
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 14
Holding Pattern
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Turbulence
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Schmeming
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
The Right Stuff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs Runway (Lower Tier)
 71
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Mile-High Club Runway (Lower Tier)
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Humbolt Left End
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Learning to Fly Runway (Lower Tier)
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Two Wheel Drive Left End
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Top Gun Runway (Lower Tier)
 50
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mocos Locos Runway (Lower Tier)
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Airbus Observatory Wall (Upp…
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Aviatrix Runway (Lower Tier)
 18
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lichening The Serpent Observatory Wall (Upp…
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Aerostar Runway (Lower Tier)
 28
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Holding Pattern Runway (Lower Tier)
 14
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Turbulence Runway (Lower Tier)
 13
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schmeming Left End
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Right Stuff Runway (Lower Tier)
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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