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Wildflower Wall Rock Climbing 

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The wall is north of The Watchtower and south of The Anvil. The extent of the wall is best described in the "Getting There" section; see the second rap option which descends The Watchtower. Along the base of Wildflower Wall, almost all will feel they are truely deep within the heart of the Sandia Mountains with rugged rock walls jutting up all around.

Getting There 

Choose between two raps.

  • Rap John Kear's Sister Moon with a single 70m rope ("you'll need every inch of a 70"). This rap lands you close to the start of Wildflower route.

  • Alternately, bring two ropes and rappel down WatchTower. The approach to this rappel and the rappel itself are described in Mick Schein's "Sandia Rock" (2003). Then hike north on foot while losing some elevation to find Wildflower Wall. The southern (near) extent of Wildflower Wall is not clear to me. However, the base of Wildflower Wall is at hand after hiking north around the bottom of a large pinnacle that is maybe 150 feet tall. Continue hiking north to reach the northern most end of Wildflower Wall. The far (north) end lies a little over 100 total yards from the base of the Watchtower rappel and occurs near a relatively level aspen stand where further travel north means hiking up hill.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Sister Moon 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : Wildflower Wall
New Route on the Wildflower Wall.Begin about 25ft right of Wildflower at a short steep wall leading to a fist/ow splitter. Climb the crack which eventually narrows to fingers to the top of the pillar. From the ledge atop the pillar climb the nice face above past a bolt climbing slightly up and right. The pitch ends at the wildflower anchors 100+ ft up, 5.10a. Pitch two climbs up and right over increasingly easy ground past blocky ledges and up to a bolted belay just left of a nice L facin...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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