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Elevation: 5,996 ft
GPS: 35.80501, -106.14174
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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 Suggest change

  • 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.

42 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
 106
Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
The Mile-High Club
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
Humbolt
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 57
Ergo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Learning to Fly
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 28
Start the Machine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 84
Top Gun
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 7
Airbus
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 28
Aviatrix
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Lichening The Serpent
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 38
Aerostar
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 20
Holding Pattern
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Turbulence
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 12
Schmeming
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
The Right Stuff
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Drunk Rednecks with Golf Clubs Runway (Lower Tier)
 106
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Mile-High Club Runway (Lower Tier)
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Humbolt Left End
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ergo Runway (Lower Tier)
 57
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Learning to Fly Runway (Lower Tier)
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Start the Machine Runway (Lower Tier)
 28
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Top Gun Runway (Lower Tier)
 84
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Airbus Observatory Wall (Upp…
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Aviatrix Runway (Lower Tier)
 28
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lichening The Serpent Observatory Wall (Upp…
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Aerostar Runway (Lower Tier)
 38
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Holding Pattern Runway (Lower Tier)
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Turbulence Runway (Lower Tier)
 26
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Schmeming Left End
 12
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
The Right Stuff Runway (Lower Tier)
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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