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Slope City (a.k.a. Pink Wall)

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Slope City (a.k.a. Pink Wall) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.38908, -106.2346 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Slope City sector from the Black Cave - Routes...

Description 

You'll think you're at Maple Canyon!! This sector is the gently overhanging pink wall to the left of the Cobble Cave. No pockets like El Rito, this is climbing on softballs, basketballs and footballs! The overhanging part is about 55 feet tall to a vertical section which continues to about the 65'-70' height where the wall starts to slab out and the routes end. The matrix on this wall is REAL bad but IF it cleans up the climbs will be awesome! Some of the coolest movement in New Mexico on some of the state's worst rock! Don't let that stop you though, these routes are closely bolted and pretty fun.

Getting There 

This is the sector of wall between the Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black Cave) and the Vaudeville area "notch". From the cave go north or walk straight up the hill from the "log bridge" stream crossing to the wall

Climbing Season

For the Little River Wall area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Slope City (a.k.a. Pink Wall)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Slope City (a.k.a. Pink Wall):
Slope-oke   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Slopy Seconds   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beta Photo, gives decent picture of the route.

Slopy Joe (aka King Cobble) 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  NM : El Rito : ... : Slope City (a.k.a. Pink Wal...
Start below the beige hangers towards the right side of the Slope City wall. Climb several difficult moves to a good sharp edge block below the 4th bolt. Continue up with long moves to the crux section at bolt 6. Climb wild moves up between the 2 giant cobbles and reach a "quasi" rest below the final roof. Continue to the right and a few more powerful moves take you through this steep section to the chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 6, 2015
We climbed the two 5.11s on this wall this past weekend and really had a fun time on both routes. Some of the holds are incredible. It's still a bit more adventure than your standard sport climbing so touchy leaders may want to skip 'em but you're looking for a good pump and some pretty incredible holds, check these out.
Kudos to all your hard work, Rich.