Bastion Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Bastion Wall from approach.
This is the large northish facing clean wall opposite Southern Comfort Wall in the Towers Canyon (right side of the canyon). It is bounded by a right facing chimney system on the left and a blocky left facing buttress on the right.
Approach Southern Comfort Wall but drop below the small cliff below Southern Comfort Wall and continue uphill. Turn right when the canyon gets quite steep and contour over to the center of the wall.
Climbing Season For the Rabbit Ears Area area.
Weather station 11.2 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Bastion Wall
Standard 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
PG13 New Mexico
: Organ Mountains
: ... : Bastion Wall
The route is rated 5.6 on the old topo, but definitely felt harder than that.Pitch 1, (60 ft, 5.7) Go up on the left side of the boulder and then to the top of it using either the gully or going up the boulder itself. First protection piece is rather high, but it is okay after that. When faced with a wet rock, we have also climbed it on the right side of the boulder instead.Pitch 2, (170 ft, 5.7) Go up the staircase heading slightly left. The crux move is up a steep featured bulge, which is fort...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
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By Ian Harris
From: Las Cruces NM
Sep 16, 2016
Nice wall for summer climbing with good quality rock. Some routes vary from the topos.
By Marta Reece
From: Las Cruces, NM
Sep 18, 2016
The quality of the old topo appears to be rather poor. A route shown to go sharply and far right goes right only minimally. Then where it is supposedly headed up, it needs to go left. That sort of a thing. It should be considered a rough guide only.
By Karl Kiser
Sep 30, 2016
Marta, your comment is a bit overstated. I am sure the less traveled routes are rough (standard names) but the named routes are described far more accurately.