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River Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Aurora's Diving Board T 
Black Book T 
False Consciousness S 
Put In Pump S 
Shake-n-Bake S 
Swallow Your Karma S 
Unnamed Face Right of Put In Pump S 

River Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 22, 2007
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Description 

Steep basalt crack and face climbs. Could use more traffic.

Getting There 

Turn upstream on the East bank of the Rio Grande and follow the old stagecoach road. Get Jay's book.

Climbing Season

For the John Dunn Bridge Area area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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


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Shake-n-Bake 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  New Mexico : Taos Area : ... : River Wall
With "Swallow your Karma" currently a swallow rookery, this is probably the best hard climb on River Wall, with sustained climbing up a clean face for its upper section.A runout easy blocky start leads to a hidden bolt, then a ledge. This beginning is shared with Aurora's Diving Board. (If you don't like the runout you can maybe start on the bolted line to the right.) Follow the bolted line from here to the right, beginning with a sequency crux up a glassy face. Move right, to what is sort of an aret...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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