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Waterfall Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.0023, -106.9914 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Johnnie Lyman on Mar 22, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Pan of waterfall; trail is to right, not left

Description 

Sunny most of the day. Often has local climbers. This is a good beginning wall directly near the parking area. The rock is rhyolite, and is strong but occasionally sharp. It gets very hot in the sun since it is dark red to black.

Getting There 

Once you park at Box Canyon, face east and you're looking right at it. It's named after the small waterfall on the right side of the wall (which is not flowing, just stained black from water that has run down it in the past).

Climbing Season

For the Northern Box areas area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',1],['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 Waterfall Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Waterfall Wall:
The Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Barite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Diamond Clutch   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Nasty Sally   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Waterfall Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonathan moving past the crux

Crazy Sally 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : Waterfall Wall
Look for the bolt on the prow right of The Chimney. Climb at approximately this line (which is just left of Diamond Clutch).After a few moves to get going, the crux is 2 reachy moves past a 2' roof on the prow. Continue up the fun prow/arete above.Good climb, for the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mehran preparing to top out.
Mehran preparing to top out.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lauren finishing up one of the 5.7 routes on Water...
Lauren finishing up one of the 5.7 routes on Water...

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By Nick Manke
From: Edgewood, NM
Nov 3, 2008
This is a good area for beginners. Route difficulty varies from about 5.5 to 5.11-5.12. Walk up around the top to set up the top rope. Be sure to bring runners to extend it over the edge.
By C Brann
Apr 17, 2014
Fun climbs; lots of variation in skill; best part is the distance from car, being 100yds. All top rope on waterfall. Only complaint is giant annoying flies when more than 10 feet from wall.
By Andrew B. Ellis
Jul 4, 2017
Does anyone know why these routes are no longer bolted for lead climbing? Is it an ethics issue, or did the hardware get old and just wasn't replaced?

Thanks!
By George Perkins
From: The Dungeon, NM
Jul 6, 2017
Andrew B. Ellis wrote:
Does anyone know why these routes are no longer bolted for lead climbing? Is it an ethics issue, or did the hardware get old and just wasn't replaced?
In the guidebook, which you should buy, it says the FA that bolted the climbs initially removed the hardware so he could use it at Enchanted Tower. This was in the 80s.

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