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Franklin Mountain Range

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Blasted Buttress 
Crazy Cat a.k.a. Palisades 
Dihedral Ridge 
Lost Padre Wall 
McKelligon Canyon 
Mini Hueco 
Outpost, The 
Pinnacle Ridge 
Tom Mays Park 
Whispering Springs Canyon 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

North Franklin Peak
This is the trail to the North Franklin peak (7,192 ft). Near Canutillo, Texas
Mundy's Gap West
This is the Mundy's Gap West trail with the infamous "rock garden" scree field. Near El Paso, Texas
Blue Moon
Great single/doubletrack intersecting numerous trails. Near El Paso, Texas
Cardiac Hill
Cardiac Hill ascent will definitely get the heart pumping. Great trail. Near El Paso, Texas
Bike Loop
A loop along the west side of the Franklin Mountains. Near El Paso, Texas
Old Tin Mine Road
One of the main arteries in this system. Near El Paso, Texas
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Franklin Mountain Range Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
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Numerous climbing areas exist in the Franklin mountain range. Some areas have access issues and others are open to the public through the Texas Park & Wildlife Dept. (Access Fees May Apply)

The Franklin Mountain Range is not the most popular climbing destination being located so close to world famous Hueco Tanks. It does however contain some worthy routes and boulder problems. Trad. Sport Climbs, top ropes and boulder problems. It has a little bit of everything. In minutes you can be in the the mountains getting your climbing fix.

TEXAS Franklin Mountain Range Climbers Guide 4th Edition

Getting There 

The city of El Paso Texas surround the Franklin Mountain range.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. access points:

- McKelligon Canyon Park 915-566-4226
- Tom Mays Park

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Franklin Mountain Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Franklin Mountain Range:
Star Fighter   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Tom Mays Park : Sneed's Cory
Mean People Suck   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Tom Mays Park : Sneed's Cory
New Dragon   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   McKelligon Canyon : Flower Power Ledge
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Featured Route For Franklin Mountain Range
Rock Climbing Photo: good view of the line of anchors

Spirit 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  TX : Franklin Mountain Range : ... : Sneed's Cory
Easiest climb in Sneed's with bomber holds. Good to start on for beginners....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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