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L to R R to L Alpha
A Walk in the Park S 
A37 Crack Route T 
Bag of Sand S 
Balance of Power, The S 
Bizarre Ritual S 
Bolting The Molting S 
Branching Out S 
Cherry Pickin' S 
Cyclic Loader S 
Ergo S 
Fatigue S 
Frosted Mini Wheats S 
InBetween, The S 
Keardo S 
Leprosy S 
Los Gastones S 
Mini Wheats S 
Rain Dogs S 
Sending Data S 
Stewed Prune S 

Area 37 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.8162, -106.5185 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Aug 8, 2006
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Standing near the base of Cyclic Loader.


A nice little crag about a mile east of the Las Conchas climbing area. This small crag has many good routes on the same type of rock as Las Conchas. Though the crag is small, there is a nice range in levels from 5.6 to 5.12b/c.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to the [[105845941] climbing area, then drive about a mile east of Las Conchas. Pull out on the north side of the road at mile marker 37. The wall will be obvious but is partially obscured by trees.

Follow a faint trail through the grass to a barbed wire fence. Jump across it and hike up the hill to the crag. Approach time is about one minute. It's a flip-flops kind of approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Area 37

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Area 37:
Stewed Prune   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Bizarre Ritual   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Fatigue   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Branching Out   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cyclic Loader   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
A Walk in the Park   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   
Leprosy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   
Los Gastones   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bag of Sand   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport   
Cherry Pickin'   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport   
The Balance of Power   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   
Bolting The Molting   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 46'   
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Featured Route For Area 37
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Los Gastones 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : Area 37
Three days of bolting, hammering, prying, scraping and brushing have yielded a fairly high-quality route between "Cherry Pickin'" and "Branching Out". The route starts on the typical Jemez grit and launches into cleaner and steeper dark rock on a variety of holds (with many gastons). A good rest precedes an interesting last crux (heel hook?)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 5, 2007
A big chunk of rock came off of "Cyclic Loader" yesterday while two climbers were on it. It's safe to say the rock at Area 37 isn't of the highest quality and is more prone to breaking when it's been wet (like it has been recently.) Use caution at this area after it's been raining.
By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 12, 2008
Routes from Left to Right at this area are:
1. Frosted Mini Wheats 5.10a
2. Mini Wheats 5.6
3. Leprosy 5.11b/c (says 11b on the wall in chalk)
4. A Walk in the Park 5.11c
5. The Balance of Power 5.11d
6. Stewed Prune 5.8+
7. Cyclic Loader 5.10d/11a
8. Bag of Sand 5.11c/d
9. "The In Between" 5.10a (Unknown name)
10. Keardo 5.12b/c
11. Cherry Pickin 5.11b
12. Sending Data 5.8
13. Bizarre Ritual 5.10b

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