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The large west facing wall on the river side of the road, clearly visible before you go through the first tunnel.
  • Rock quality varies dramatically depending on where you are on the wall.
  • Pretty secluded as the approach is long by Gilman standards.
  • Multi-pitch sport climbing with some trad. Routes are 2 or 3 pitches long.
  • Definitely not full developed yet. There is room for more routes so have at it.

Getting There 

Park before the first tunnel on the right or further up and walk back. Hike down the talus slope to the river and find a place to cross. Hike back up the talus slope to the base of the wall. The approach takes maybe 15 minutes plus time to find a crossing.

Climbing Season

For the Gilman Tunnels area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Spectator Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spectator Wall:
Moist Hoist   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Vicarious Living   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 210'   
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Vicarious Living 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : ... : Spectator Wall
Start on the small bouldery outcrop. The first bolt is above the outcrop. First pitch (10c) is appx 100 feet to a two bolt anchor. Head to the left of a small overhang (crux), then to the right of a larger overhang. Second pitch (10b) is bolted straight up to top (appx 100 feet). See Jemez Rock and Pecos Area guide by Marc Beverly for picture of route....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 28, 2009
The FAs on Spectator Wall came before Beverly's climbs in the area. Tom Wezwick and others put up all the routes.
By Matt Gray
Sep 4, 2010
Stallone Bone, Vicarious L., and Moist Hoist, FA- Tom Wezwick and Matt Gray, 1996.

Juan Lopez was also putting up routes at the top of the canyon.

In 1996 we had scouted some old pins and webbing but no other signs of development.

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