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Crack Cliff Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.25082, -104.06553 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jfoley on Sep 12, 2013
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Description 

Although this cliff is harder to locate it's possibly the best option for trad climbing and shade in the Amole Area.Good rock down low with some short splitter sections, but still a bit vegitated in pocketed face above.

Getting There 

Hike/bushwack West (climbers left) about 15 minutes beyond Phishbowl. May be Best approached on the Amole Day Use area via The Bluediamond loop above the cliffs.

Climbing Season

For the Taos Area area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Crack Cliff

First Love 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Taos Area : ... : Crack Cliff
look for a splitter hand crack hidden in a left facing corner up in an alcove. Climb the crack to a tricky steep exit around small corner (crux, micro cams in seem out right helpful) Continue up pocketed face and steming make another tricky move over a bulge then straight up easy pockets to topA fairly technical and tricky climb. However it does protect well...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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