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Bitter End S 
Dance This S 
Good to be Awake S 
Gun For Hire S 
Room For Improvement S 
Ryane's Revenge S 
Sex Dance S 
Sluttering S 
They All Look The Same S 

Hueco Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.66568, -116.97727 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006


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This mostly west-facing crag is a great place for the 5.10 - 5.11 climber with numerous lines to choose from in that range. Climbs here tend to be vertical to slightly overhanging, somewhat pumpy and on rock that ranges from decent to fabulous.

Sunny for most of the day with it's westerly and southern exposure, this is the place to be when it's cold out. Recommended routes here include Room For Improvement (5.10d), Gun For Hire (5.11a), Good to be Awake (5.11a).

Getting There 

You'll find this just north of both Raven Rocks and Crucified Crag. A well marked trail leads to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hueco Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hueco Wall:
Ryane's Revenge   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Bitter End   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Room For Improvement   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Gun For Hire   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dance This   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Good to be Awake   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Hueco Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the November sunshine on Good To Be Awake...

Good to be Awake 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : High Desert : ... : Hueco Wall
Crimpy and technical moves this one takes some technique. A touch more difficult than Gun For Hire earns this route an a/b rating....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gun For Hire
BETA PHOTO: Gun For Hire
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco Wall
Hueco Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Relaxing at the base of Hueco Wall.  Nice seat!
Relaxing at the base of Hueco Wall. Nice seat!
Rock Climbing Photo: The Hueco wall
BETA PHOTO: The Hueco wall

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By Phil Esra
Apr 7, 2014
The Mayr book and this hand-drawn topo strongly disagree about which route is which on the Hueco Wall. No idea which source is correct, but since the Mayr book is accused of being riddled with errors, and since this topo (origin unknown) includes more lines... dunno.
By C Miller
From: CA
Apr 9, 2014
The link posted is to a copy of the old Aaron Rough topos which predate any and all guidebooks to the area. The Hueco Wall topo lists nine routes while actually there are actually just eight as listed here online; the additional route, an unnamed 5.11a right of "Dance This", does not exist.

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