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Hueco Cave Rock Climbing 

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Location: 32.2355, -104.7523 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Jan 22, 2008

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Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. MORE INFO >>>


The Hueco Cave is the warm-weather sister to the once-popular-but-now-off-limits Solstice Cave. Featuring very steep climbing up tiered roofs, the routes in the cave are long, pumpy and gymnastic. The left end of the cave features a beautiful though short wall of blue & gray streaked 110 degree limestone with small holds. The routes on this wall are short and savage.

Getting There 

Continue Southeast from the Mad Cow Wall. The Hueco Cave is the last and largest of the big caves on this cliff band. If you need to do any sketchy downclimbing, you've gone too far!

Climbing Season

For the Last Chance Canyon area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hueco Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hueco Cave:
Couch Potato   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Canadian Beef   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Vertigo   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Hueco Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing rock climb

Couch Potato 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Hueco Cave
The crux of this route is in the first 15 feet, after that its just a question of figuring out how long to lounge around at the three ledges enroute to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ed and Mike enjoying the Hueco Cave - Thankgiving ...
Ed and Mike enjoying the Hueco Cave - Thankgiving ...
Rock Climbing Photo: This isn't what you would call a "good" ...
This isn't what you would call a "good" ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another picture of Aaron on "Couch Potato.&qu...
Another picture of Aaron on "Couch Potato.&qu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview photo of the Hueco Cave.  The left end of...
BETA PHOTO: Overview photo of the Hueco Cave. The left end of...

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