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Routes in Winter Wall

Basalt Therapy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Blind Faith S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clean Energy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gopher Broke S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grape Ape S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hellboy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Highly Caffenated T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Highway to Hell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Naked Lunch S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old Sling T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Old Sling Straightened T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Original Face Route S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pale Face S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Post Moderate S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Protein Supplement S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roid Boys S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
SOL Man (aka Not In the End) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sunbaked S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trough, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vitaman T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Xibalba S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: Rich Strang & Darryl Styles...also Jamie Dermon & Joel Schwartz
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Shared By: Rich Strang on Feb 3, 2013
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Stephen Chojnowski

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Access Issue: June 1, 2018 - The entire Santa Fe National Forest closed to access due Stage III Fire Restrictions Details

Description [Suggest Change]

Climb the lower roof on the left side then move back right onto the easy slab. Continue up and eventually start to climb the rounded arĂȘte after about the 5th bolt. Climb past a few bolts & move back to the right face for a bit. Tricky climbing above the rappel station eventually takes you from the arĂȘte to the right face again. Recoup a bit on some ledgy holds and fire through the final two steep sections to the chains. Double rope rappel to the ground or do 2 rappels using the midway rappel station

Location [Suggest Change]

15 feet left of Pale Face and right of Basalt Therapy

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16 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor with a lowering/rappel biner
There is a rappel mid-station at the 10th bolt


Rich Strang
Santa Fe, NM
Rich Strang   Santa Fe, NM
I thought the route was trickier than Grape Ape but not quite so pumpy. I'll let the consensus votes bump it up to .10d. It felt easy with the multiple rests. The rock was a lot better than I thought it was going to be and this could turn into the standard warm-up route along with Grape Ape. However, there's a lot of dirt on the holds that the wind would not let us brush off so this route could use several days or weeks to clean up. The rock and holds are mostly real clean & solid.

Also use long slings on the first 3 bolts to keep the rope out of the small crack by the 3rd bolt. I'll have to move the 3rd bolt a bit to fix that Feb 3, 2013
Rich Strang
Santa Fe, NM
Rich Strang   Santa Fe, NM
We did the FA on Ground Hog Day and when we cleaned some upper loose stuff it broke 2 of the lower route hangers!!
All fixed now - enjoy!!!

The first half of the route makes a good 10a short pitch as well and can be lowered with a single rope Feb 3, 2013
Darryl Styles
Darryl Styles  
Warms you up on the way to the roof. 5.9, to 10a , then the crux (10c) below the roof. Nice shelves to haul the roof, great climb next door to Grape Ape. Bring the draws and chalk those paws! Feb 3, 2013
Jason Young
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Young   Los Alamos, NM
On 10/11/2013 a steel quick-link and aluminum carabiner were added to the Metolius rap-hanger on the mid-point anchor (left side) of this route in order to improve its orientation and equalization (the right-side anchor alread has a section of chain). Please leave these in place and/or replace as necessary! Oct 7, 2013
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
With an 80m rope it is possible to lower/TR the entire route but just barely (hooray for stretch!) Tie a knot in the end of the rope. Dec 19, 2014

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