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New Beginnings Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.93226, -107.23497 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Aug 26, 2009
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This is a two tiered wall imediately left of the Bat Cave. The lower wall is slightly overhung on the right and lower angle on the left. The rock on the lower bit of the first pitches is a bit friable but it improves greatly up higher. The second section of the wall above a ledge at 110' is either a big bulging overhang on the left or a 15 degree overhanging headwall on the right which runs into the left edge of the Bat Cave.

Getting There 

Follow directions to the Bat Cave but instead of following the fixed lines into the cave, traverse across the base to the bottom of this wall.

Climbing Season

For the Bat Cave Area area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in New Beginnings Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Beginnings Wall:
Lucius   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bane   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
In Bane   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
White Washed   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   
Claim Jumper   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
New Beginning   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For New Beginnings Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Lance working the route  before the FA New Beginni...

New Beginning 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  New Mexico : Truth or Consequences Area : ... : New Beginnings Wall
Starts off Lucius and moves left at bolt 2 very sustained after you move past the first roof with good rests....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: left of bat cave
left of bat cave
Rock Climbing Photo: The AWESOME! New Beginnings Wall -  (Left of the B...
The AWESOME! New Beginnings Wall - (Left of the B...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lance Hadfield midway on an Unfinished route
Lance Hadfield midway on an Unfinished route

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By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jan 16, 2012
So what's the status of the routes on the wall left of the Bat Cave. I saw at least 3 (up to the ledge)and one looked like it had a 2nd pitch (above the ledge). Still being worked? how hard? abandoned? The one past the big holes looks cool (had a bail biner on it)
By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Feb 9, 2012
Hey Rich, talk with LeeAB, I think at least one of those is his route. I think they have only been bolted, but not cleaned and sent.
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Feb 19, 2012
As far as I know, there are 2 lines next to each other that were bolted by Lance H and Ian M that star from the ground near what would be the right edge of this area and a third line to the left of these two that does not reach the ground, I was bolting from the ledge down and did not reach the ground. One of the right two lines has seen some amount of cleaning while the other has not.

From the ledge, I bolted the line to the left that climbs the blunt prow and spent a fair bit of time cleaning it, but it probably still needs more. Off the rightish end of the ledge Chris E started bolting a line and made it about half way up the wall or a little more before it started to get late.

As far as I know none of the routes have been climbed, though Lance has been fairly active down there the past couple of years.
By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Feb 21, 2012
Thanks for the info Lee. My brother thought he might have climbed something on that wall as a warm-up when he was down there once last year with Timmy. The wall and right of the cave looked real good and I was hoping to get back down there this year with a drill(lifetime project?). I'll get a hold of Lance and see if he knows anymore

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