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Submitted By: Rich Strang on Feb 17, 2013


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This is the short (70-80 foot)yellow/orange wall directly above the upper parking area("High Camp")for Bat Cave. It faces west and gets morning shade. The most unique features are several short 20 foot tall tufas that give the cliff it's namesake. This wall will make for good warm-ups during warmer temps or fun cool-downs during the winter afternoons. The climbs will be from 50 to 80 feet and range in difficultly from 5.9 to 5.12 or harder

Getting There 

Park at the "T" 1.9 miles from the start of the 4x4 road. Walk or drive 0.1 miles further east to the "High Camp". The main trail starts from the north end of the high camp. Walk north a few hundred feet along the main approach trail. Then follow the right branch trail that climbs up steps on the hillside and continues on a rising traverse to The Tufa Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 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 Tufa Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tufa Wall:
Fa-Lufa (aka Tufa Lufa)   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 55'   
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Featured Route For Tufa Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Opening up another wall at the Bat Cave Area Tufa ...

Tufa Consequences 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  New Mexico : Truth or Consequences Area : ... : Tufa Wall
Climb the right side (black) tufas to some good holds at the top. Continue thru the steep stuff on fun jugs to a stance where the angle kicks back. A few interesting moves past the last few bolts takes you to the chains on the right wall. This is a real cool warm-up route. Steep, juggy and unique...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leo & Pete during the FA of Tufa Consequences (5.1...
Leo & Pete during the FA of Tufa Consequences (5.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tufa wall from the start of the access trail/parki...
BETA PHOTO: Tufa wall from the start of the access trail/parki...

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By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Mar 18, 2013
There are 4 excellent routes on the wall now as well as a TR climb (Wishbone Left). The routes on either side of the tufa routes are actually quite long and sustained. Still plenty of room for more stuff, Ed has some cleaning bolts on the bulging white wall and I've still got plans for a steep one just left of Slither as well as maybe a few more moderates.
There is also some good potential for some easy and moderate stuff (5.9-5.11) on the next cliff section that is 200 feet north of this wall. Gumby Wall maybe? (lol)
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 11, 2013
This wall gets no more morning shade then the wall to the left of the cave.

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