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5.10, Trad, Alpine, 102 ft,  Avg: 3 from 9 votes
FA: Bryan Pletta & Karl Kiser & Noah Monagle, Fall 2012
New Mexico > Albuquerque Are… > Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Hole in the Wall

Description

Climb straight up through the roofs on good holds (the crux). A 60 m rope can be used but exercise care when lowering.

Location

The route is on the right side of Hole in the Wall, just left of the gully which separates Hole in the Wall from the Redeemer formation. Rap the route.

Protection

Mixed route, gear and bolts. Standard trad rack to hand sized cam (gold camalot). Anchors and chain at the top.

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Ben Burnett
NM
  5.9
[Hide Comment] The climb is steep and fun and has great protection at the cruxes. The bolts are thoughtfully placed to prevent any ledge-fall potential. It seemed a lot easier to me than other Sandias 10s. Careful stemming will keep your arms from pumping out as you pass the overhangs. This is a great route for an aspiring 5.9/10 leader. Sep 4, 2017