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Block Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.03078, -106.36205 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is the vertical wall located 15m to the west of the Bouldering Cave.

From Left to Right:
Left Route (5.9+/5.10-)
Shane (5.9+/5.10-)
TR (5.10)
Beth (5.11)
L.A. Bandit (5.11)
Seth (5.11)

Getting There 

Approach as for the Bouldering Cave.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Block Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Block Wall:
Shane   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport   
Beth   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport   
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Featured Route For Block Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Jarred

Shane 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Block Wall
A good confidence-builder for someone breaking into the grade. Well protected and a hard finish.Very fun moves and good clipping holds. We have found it to be maybe a bit reachy at times. The first clip does not need a stick clip. Crux is getting over the roof at the first bolt.If this route was twice as long, and if there were ten more just like it, this would be a very popular crag......[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: The vertical wall at Big Block.
BETA PHOTO: The vertical wall at Big Block.

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By JasonMills
From: Albuquerque, NM
Oct 19, 2011
These routes are either graded really low for what they are or something broke off. I was out there this morning, and even with a stick clip, there wasn't anything to grab onto to make it over the roof. Not sure if there used to be something there to make it a 5.9 move, but it's not now. At least if you're shorter than 5'8".

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