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A long steeply overhanging wall. Its south-facing aspect means it stays pretty warm in the winter, and it is sheltered enough that it can be comfortably climbed even on windy days at Pena Blanca. The sheer length of the wall make it a great place for a large group to hang out, although there are not too many developed problems. Archeological evidence also makes it a nice spot to chill, although the grinding holes can be found all over Pena Blanca.

The most obvious thing to climb here is the long traverse. Go as far as you want. Variations of this add difficulty, and a few lines tackle the steeps.

Getting There 

Located a few hundred yards east of the volcano. It is easily visible from the popular Rave Cave. Trail is faint at best, but the low desert flora make for easy walking.

Climbing Season

For the Pena Blanca area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

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By Lowell
From: El Paso, Texas USA
Oct 11, 2009
This area is actually on the crags Southwest End and is not part of South Central. Park at the Volcano for quicker access.

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