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Routes in Main Cliff

Blockhead T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Captain Obvious T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Capulin Classic T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Circumlocution T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Crap T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dark Crystal T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Easy, Vicar! T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Endgame T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Fergus T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Fists of Fury T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Free Pussy Riot T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Frisky Widow T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Garden Party T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gauntlet T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Hallucinogen Roof T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Hellbender T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
History Lesson T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Holloween T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hollowlean T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Killa Beez T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Less Than Zero T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lightning Road T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Loctite T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Monkey Business T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Monkey Spank T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Monster T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Nuclear Winter T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Orb Weaver T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Perk Up T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Perk-ocet T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Perkolater T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Physical T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Pinch Point T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pinky Mice T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pintrest T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Ponderosa T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pretty Fly for a White Guy T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Restless T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Rue Morgue Avenue T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Rufie T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Silver City T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Simian Sunshine T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slotterhouse T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Squoze T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Stairway to Heaven T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sticky Fingers T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Taqueria T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tree Hugger T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unfinished T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unnamed T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unnamed 2 T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unnamed 3 T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Urban Fantasy T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
White Dihedral C1+
Whole Lota Rosie T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Widdershins T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Widowmaker T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Witchcraft and Widgetry T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Elevation: 7,477 ft
GPS: 35.776, -106.375 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 8,073 total, 161/month
Shared By: Josh Smith on Oct 26, 2013
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

The main cliff is the first one above the Bandelier boundary. See the approach map on the main Capulin page. The main cliff has the majority of the longer routes--some are 200 foot single pitches. Two ropes are a good idea, though it's possible to spend a nice day there on the shorter routes.

Many of these routes have only been climbed once. Expect loose rock and some dirt.

Getting There

Follow the fire line from the parking area to the end of the ridge, heading East towards Bandelier. At the very end of the ridge, look for a break between two 15 foot tall rocks. A climber's trail drops into the canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tree Hugger
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Easy, Vicar!
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Captain Obvious
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Physical
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Frisky Widow
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hellbender
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sticky Fingers
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Capulin Classic
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
History Lesson
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Loctite
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tree Hugger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Easy, Vicar! 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Captain Obvious 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Physical 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Frisky Widow 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Hellbender 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Sticky Fingers 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Capulin Classic 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
History Lesson 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Loctite 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
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