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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Banana Peel S 
Bananas on Acid S 
Bat out of Hell S 
Bon Bon T 
Buttress Fly S 
Cactus Practice S 
Captain Blueberry S 
Chris's Route (name will change) S 
Demon, The S 
Devil's Plaything S 
Hurt Me Not S 
Juckets & Bugs S 
Liberace's Anus S 
Limp Traddy S 
Major Chingadera S 
Major Major S 
Major Raspberry S 
Milo Mindblender S 
Pimp Caddy S 
Pimp Daddy S 
Pinche Wey S 
Prickly Proctologist S 
Ramp, The T 
She Can Bolt S 
Zee Wicked Bulge AKA:Puff Daddy S 

Major Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.98603, -106.99008 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jan 29, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Topo, right side of Major Wall


South facing wall with a series of 40-50 foot routes. Quality of rock tends to be good here and routes range from easy 5.6 to difficult 5.12.

Getting There 

See the map for Major Wall area. From the turn off highway 60, drive the dirt road for .5 miles to the main parking area (with restroom) on the left. Don't stop here, though. Continue another mile or so on the dirt road to a small pullout/parking area for Major Wall, Pocket Change Wall and Alcohol Wall. Park and walk the short distance to the visible Major Wall on the east side (left side) of the road.


From Left to Right:

Starting at the far left, there is a smooth, steep wall with three routes:

Major Chingadera (5.10d)
Pinche Wey (5.12c/d)
Zee Wicked Bulge AKA:Puff Daddy (5.14-)

Continuing along the cliff band you will come to a series of unknown routes, then some with actual names:

Cactus Practice (5.11b)
Unknown (5.11+)
Limp Traddy (5.12b?)
Unknown (5.13?)
Pimpin' anin't Easy (5.14b/c)
Keeping up with the Joneses (aka Pimp Daddy) (5.13d)
Bat out of Hell (5.11d)
The Demon (5.12d/13a)
Devil's Plaything (5.13?)
Major Raspberry (5.10d)
Captain Blueberry (5.11a)
Buttress Fly (5.10-)
Liberace's Anus (5.9+)
Prickly Proctologist (5.7+)
The Ramp (5.7)- Trad
She Can Bolt (5.9)
Bananas on Acid (5.12a)
Banana Peel (5.11c)
Hurt Me Not (5.12a/b)
Bon Bon (5.10a)
Juckets & Bugs (5.10a)
Chris's Route (name will change) (5.10-)
Milo Mindblender (5.10b)
Major, Major, Major (5.8)

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Major Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Major Wall:
She Can Bolt   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Liberace's Anus   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Juckets & Bugs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   
Bon Bon   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 55'   
Chris's Route (name will change)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   
Major Raspberry   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Captain Blueberry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Banana Peel   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   
Bat out of Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Bananas on Acid   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Hurt Me Not   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
The Demon   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 45'   
Devil's Plaything   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 45'   
Pimp Daddy   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 30'   
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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Jan 10, 2010
Working backwards from 09) Pimp Daddy, the routes are...
08) Pimpin' anin't Easy 5.14b or c
07) Not sure of the name, Supposed to be 5.13, Timmy route
06) Not sure of the name, Supposed to be 5.12b but the start seemed more V8ish to 5.12 climbing, Timmy route
05) Not sure of the name, 5.11+
04?) There may actually be another route in here, but the one that starts on a crack/ramp that angles up and left 5.11- or + depending on which way you go.
By Steven Reneau
Apr 11, 2017
There are now 3 shorter bolted routes right of Major Major.
By Karl Kiser
Apr 11, 2017
The shorter routes are described under Tres Amigos.

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