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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
007 S 
Beer Bucket TR 
Blowback S 
Casper (a.k.a.) T,TR 
Corporate Ladder S 
Day of the Jackel S 
Friend of the Devil S 
Ghostbusters (a.k.a.) S,TR 
Language Barrier T,TR 
Last Call for Alcohol S 
Mandatory Orientation T,TR 
MI6 (a.k.a.) S 
MI9 S 
Plausible Denial S 
Rhumba of the Toads S 
Ride the Lightning S 
Rubberband Fingers Stand/Meine Gummi Frau (B) 
Tiny Dancer S 
Transylvanian Phlebotomist S 
Venetian Tailor S,TR 
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Spook Main Wall Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Topo of the sport routes on the Main Wall at Spook...

Description 

This is the main wall, about 40-50 feet tall in the area where the routes are. To the left there is a low cave with several boulder problems.

Boulder problems to the left of the routes in the cave:
B1 I'm leaving some room open for other problems, there are a few over here
B2
B3
B4
B5 Rubberband Fingers Stand/Meine Gummi Frau (B) V8/V10
B6 ? Hard
B7 Right to left traverse V3
B8
B9

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking up the hill and through the boulders to the wall.

Climbing Season

For the The Box climbing areas area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Spook Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spook Main Wall:
Rubberband Fingers Stand/Meine Gummi Frau (B)   V8 7B     Boulder, 1825'   
MI9   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Venetian Tailor   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 40'   
Ride the Lightning   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 45'   
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Ride the Lightning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : Spook Main Wall
Progressively more difficult climbing through tthe first half broken up by jug pockets. Big moves to an OK rest then a final boulder problem to the anchors.Start up a low angle slab to the left of the bolt line. Reach out and clip the first bolt then move up into some slots and a pinch on a block, clip bolt 2. Thin face climbing leads to the 3rd clip. Move up on some very small holds and very technical moves leads to a hard stand up and stab for the next good 2 finger pocket and the 4th clip, or...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Craig Copelin
From: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Feb 25, 2010
#9 is Rhumba of the Toads, FA in the late 90's, it is hardish 11.
I did not bolt the top, as it its easy, bring a nut to get you safely to the anchor, unless someone has bolted the top since I last saw it.
By ted geving
Mar 1, 2011
Tom Ellis, Luke Laser and I bolted Number 4. Tom and I bolted numbers 7 an 8. All sometime in late 90's. I can't remember if we named the three routes or not. Not sure who is responsible for the glue on the projects to right of Ride the Lightening as I quit climbing for a period of time shortly after bolting the routes. We also bolted the extension to Ride the Lightening and I think Tim possibly went back and added beefy anchors to the top of it.
By Karl Kiser
Mar 27, 2017
There is an additional route on the extreme left of the crag. It has three shiny bolts and a run to the anchor (unfinished?). The holds look small and the climbing difficult.
By Jamie K.
Apr 9, 2017
I am pretty sure That far left route was bolted by bob Broilo about a year and a half ago(?). I think he tentatively called it "tiny dancer" and clocked in at 10c/d. Bob can probably confirm/deny this.

If the anchor needs chains let me know. I think the NMT climbing club has a set we could throw on there.

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