Granite Gap Rock Climbing
Obscure granite domes and boulders in the remote boot heel desert of New Mexico. Much of the rock is dubious but several good bouldering ascents were done around the turn of the century. Surely more await. Possible route potential too. This is a primitive desert environment where it seems every plant and animal is hostile. Cactus everywhere and huge rattlesnakes. Sounds great heh?
I'm posting this area mostly for the benefit of those hearty souls who are interested in exploring for new climbing opportunities. As far as I know I am the only person to climb here. Could be wrong (Senor Murray was everywhere).
From I-10 just east of Steins, take highway 80 south toward the little town of Rodeo. At some point (maybe 10 miles) you go over a small pass. This is Granite Gap. Just after going over this pass, where the road levels out, look for a dirt road on the right (gate) that leads to the north. Take this road for a couple miles, staying on the main track, and it will lead you to the rock. There are some nice campsites. The road is not bad. Happy exploring!
Climbing Season For the New Mexico, other Southern Areas area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Granite Gap