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Fa-Lufa (aka Tufa Lufa) S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Slither S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tufa Consequences S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wishbone Right S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 5,895 ft
GPS: 32.929, -107.235 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Rich Strang on Feb 17, 2013
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

This is the short (70-80 foot)yellow/orange wall directly above the upper parking area("High Camp")for Bat Cave. It faces west and gets morning shade. The most unique features are several short 20 foot tall tufas that give the cliff it's namesake. This wall will make for good warm-ups during warmer temps or fun cool-downs during the winter afternoons. The climbs will be from 50 to 80 feet and range in difficultly from 5.9 to 5.12 or harder

Getting There

Park at the "T" 1.9 miles from the start of the 4x4 road. Walk or drive 0.1 miles further east to the "High Camp". The main trail starts from the north end of the high camp. Walk north a few hundred feet along the main approach trail. Then follow the right branch trail that climbs up steps on the hillside and continues on a rising traverse to The Tufa Wall.

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KJP
Albuquerque, NM
KJP   Albuquerque, NM
This wall gets no more morning shade then the wall to the left of the cave. Apr 11, 2013
Rich Strang
Santa Fe, NM
Rich Strang   Santa Fe, NM
There are 4 excellent routes on the wall now as well as a TR climb (Wishbone Left). The routes on either side of the tufa routes are actually quite long and sustained. Still plenty of room for more stuff, Ed has some cleaning bolts on the bulging white wall and I've still got plans for a steep one just left of Slither as well as maybe a few more moderates.
There is also some good potential for some easy and moderate stuff (5.9-5.11) on the next cliff section that is 200 feet north of this wall. Gumby Wall maybe? (lol) Mar 18, 2013

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