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Against All Cobbs S 
Bolting Barbie S 
Crack Attack S 
Green Chile Two Step, The S 
Matrix, The S 
Procrastination S 
Resurrection S 
Slacker Ken S 
Stoker S 
Stroke Me S 
Traverse, The S 
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Rad Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.39259, -106.19534 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 25, 2006
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A summers day at the ultimate outdoor GYM! RAD WA...

Description 

Beautiful wall with continuously steep, overhanging, FUN, long, and relentless routes. Enjoy!

Getting There 

Follow the directions to Schoolhouse Slab, look up and right, slightly southeast from the corridor, and behold a tall, overhung chunk of rock. Large ponderosa pine on the right end of the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',6],['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 Rad Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rad Wall:
The Green Chile Two Step   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   
Slacker Ken   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
The Matrix   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   
Bolting Barbie   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
Crack Attack   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   
Stroke Me   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Procrastination   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Stoker   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   
Against All Cobbs   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   
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Bolting Barbie 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  New Mexico : El Rito : ... : Rad Wall
Beautiful line with the crux getting from the first to the second bolt. Belayer should be attentive here, as there is a large block at the base of the climb that would suck to hit. There seems to be a mild lack of consensus in rating this route, as the online guide calls it 5.12a, and the "Taos Rock" calls it 5.11d/.12a. It seems to me to be on the lower end, .11d. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Side view of the overhanging Rad Wall.
Side view of the overhanging Rad Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rad Wall at El Rito seen from the top of the S...
BETA PHOTO: The Rad Wall at El Rito seen from the top of the S...

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By Anthony Stout
Administrator
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 12, 2007
The route listed on the topo as unknown 5.9 is actually Slacker Ken. It has recently been bolted.
By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Apr 18, 2009
Rad Wall is the finest wall at El Rito, and stays dry in the rain (or snow).
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 19, 2009
these routes kick ass. fantastic and unique area. rito is a hiden gem!
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 3, 2010
I put together a time lapse of a couple hours of climbing on the Rad Wall today. Thought I'd share it here.

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