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Routes in Southern Comfort Wall

Best Bitters T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Black Velvet T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
DWI T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Five Easy Steps T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Have a Drink On Me T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Irish Creme T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Lite Beer From Miller T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lowenbrau Light T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Margaritaville T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Miller High Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
One Shot T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild Turkey T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zombie T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Karl Kiser on Dec 9, 2012
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details


The crux is low. Climb a few steep moves and then run the route out to a ledge up and left. This ledge is the same ledge where Thin Red Line tops out.

Admin: A more detailed description coutesy of Ian Harris: Start in a corner with a small chimney on your right. Climb toward a tree on a higher ledge and then past two pitons, trending left. Be sure to go left of the prominent inverted staircase as this is a different route. Once on easier ground, go around the pinnacle on your right and you will find a nice belay ledge. Continue up and right and you will find the chain anchor.

Rock quality on this route is not very good and it is harder than 5.7, I think 5.8+. Rock quality increases and difficulty decreases as one climbs higher.

Also, this could probably be done in one pitch to the anchors using a 70 meter rope and good rope drag management, but we broke it up using a 60 meter rope.


This is the leftmost route on Southern Comfort Wall. Either walk off north (see In the Pocket) or perhaps rap from Thin Red Line anchors.


There is a fixed Lost Arrow at the start. Light trad rack.


Ian Harris
Las Cruces NM
Ian Harris   Las Cruces NM
The rock quality of this route is okay, but not great. It's a good route to get to the anchors if you want to top-rope some of the harder routes to the right. Dec 29, 2013