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Pocket Change Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.98608, -106.98897 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

A good winter wall with several classic routes. South facing, the wall gets winter sun from mid-morning to afternoon. Routes listed from left to right are:

Pocket Change (5.11c/d)
Route of All Evil (5.11c/d)
The Bowels of Hell (5.11d)
Payday (5.10a/b)
Vegetable Massacre (5.11a, sport)
Rebate (5.10-, sport)
Gold Rush (5.8+, sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money (5.7, sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day (5.10+/5.11-, sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)

Pocket Change is rumored to be one of the best 11c's in the state. (As long as you consider Golden Stairs to be 11b).

There are some moderates on the right side of the cliff 5.8 - 5.11a.

Getting There 

Hike past Major Wall and follow trails that wind steeply up to the cliff base. There are two trails that will take you to the wall, one of which involves some slight scrambling. Once you get near the cliff make a left. (A right takes you to Alcohol Wall South). Pocket Change Wall is just around the corner from Alcohol Wall South.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',4],['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 Pocket Change Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pocket Change Wall:
Rebate   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Pocket Change   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Pocket Change Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Easy Money

Easy Money 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : Pocket Change Wall
High first bolt, especially if you include the 15 feet under the ledge you start off of. After that the climbing gets progressively harder with a tricky 3rd clip using a smoothed out left hand dish. After that easy climbing to the chains, but overall this isn't the easiest 5.7 in Socorro....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 25, 2008
There are additional routes to the right of Payday. They follow from left to right:

Vegetable Massacre 5.11- (variation start to Payday; sport)
Rebate 5.10 (sport, start from lower ledge, joins Payday at the top)
Gold Rush 5.8+ (sport, separate anchor)
Easy Money 5.7 (sport, separate anchor)
Wedding Day 5.10+/5.11- (sport, up and right of the lower Pocket Change ledge)

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