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Gnar Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Balls to the Wall S 
Blackballed S 
Crest Chewel S 
Helical Tusk S 
Look Ma No Cavities S 
Tooth Fairy S 

Gnar Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jun 12, 2006
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Lee successfully not busting his balls on his flas...


Has some nice 5.10 warm-ups to get on before heading over to Rad Wall! The Route Canal is a good place if you're looking for shade.

Getting There 

First, find Rad Wall by going up through the corridor past Big Pine Wall. This crag is just to the left (North) of Rad Wall. The narrow gully/corridor heading uphill between the Gnar Wall and the Rad Wall is called the Route Canal.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Gnar Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gnar Wall:
Helical Tusk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 46'   
Balls to the Wall   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Blackballed   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tooth Fairy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Gnar Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Out of the steep section and searching for the hid...

Helical Tusk 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : El Rito : ... : Gnar Wall
Cool pockets off the ground pull through a lower angle bit of rock to the base of a tiny right-facing dihedral and black streak. Crank pockets and pinches up the dihedral and arete of the dihedral through the steep crux. Pop out out of the dihedral, find the hidden pockets and dive up to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gnar Wall at El Rito (photo by Logan)
Gnar Wall at El Rito (photo by Logan)

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By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 28, 2009
Climbers beware. We ran into a beautiful green rattlesnake at the bottom of Blackballed ,after an ascent and hanging out while observing the sound of a soft rattle that resembled the sound of a cicada. It ventured out from under the rocks at the bottom of the climb and started ascending the corridor between Rad Wall and Gnar Wall. If you bring children to this crag just be aware. This is rattlesnake season in Northern New Mexico, so keep your eyes peeled and climb safely. They most likely are all around this crag at the right place at the right times. Be warned and bring your camera.
By Finn Foster
Oct 12, 2015
FUN WALL for 5.10's in El Rito.