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L to R R to L Alpha
Alberta S 
Amazon T 
Bulges T 
Easter Rising S 
From Aldo to Abbey T,S 
Houston S, The S 
Nose, The S 
Route 66 T 

John's Wall Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,200'
Location: 36.5338, -105.7077 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 14, 2006
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Description 

South-facing basalt wall right off dirt road. Has around twenty routes and is a small sport/trad area.

Getting There 

From Taos, go north on highway 522 to Arroyo Hondo about 10 miles. Turn left at Arroyo Hondo. Follow dirt road about 2 miles, bearing right at fork. Almost down at the Rio Grande River, a small basalt roadside wall appears on right just after bridge over the Rio Hondo. There are about 20 routes. There are hot springs about 1/4 mile downstream on the western bank of the Rio Grande. To enjoy the Black Rock Spring, turn Left after the bridge and drive up this road to park at the first turn. Follow a faint trail downstream. Bring a trashbag and do your part to keep it clean, favor.

Climbing Season

For the John Dunn Bridge Area area.

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in John's Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for John's Wall:
The Houston S   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Bulges   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For John's Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The run-out to the last bolt. Could be a little di...

Alberta 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  New Mexico : Taos Area : ... : John's Wall
I thought "Alberta" was a pretty good sport climb, for Johns Wall at least. Some older guides list this as "The Face" at 5.9+, but a 5.9 climber will get his or her butt kicked.It's a boulder problem to the first bolt (the landing is sandy still some timid leaders might consider stick-clipping). Just before you reach the 2nd bolt is a really weird and unnerving mantle move. After this, head up to the right on small edges & pockets, with the difficulty easing toward the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Jfoley
May 14, 2016
Thanks to Dan Greenwald for replacing almost all of the old bolts on this wall with modern hardware, including the classic Dave Jones 5.12 Nice Guy Syndrome!

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