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Independence Gully

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Independence Gully Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 36.6602, -105.9837 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: scotthsu on Oct 11, 2008
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Description 

This south facing gully is near the west end of Mosaic Rock (on the way toward Beastie Alley). All the routes are on the west (southeast-facing) wall of the gully. Dennis Jackson's Rock Climbing New Mexico (2006 edition) lists 4 routes (from left to right):
  • Double Your Pleasure (5.11a), 3 bolts to 2-bolt anchor shared with Independence Day (FA: William Penner & Mick Schein, year?)
  • Dependence (5.11c), 4 bolts to 2-bolt anchor (FA: Jay Foley, ~1993)
  • Independence (5.11a), gear to 2-bolt anchor (FA: Jay Foley, ~1993)

All routes can be climbed and rapped with a 50 m rope.

Getting There 

Look for the area just before going around the SW end of Mosaic Rock (on the way to Beastie Alley).

Climbing Season

For the Tres Piedras area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Dennis Jackson belays Jonathan Slator on Independe...

Independence Day 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NM : Taos Area : ... : Independence Gully
Climb a steep face (protected by 2 bolts); step right (crux) a little ways above the 2nd bolt, then up a fun wide arete with big holds to chains.Note: Independence Day is the name of the route in Dennis Jackson's Rock Climbing New Mexico (2006), and Whodunit? is the name given in Jay Foley's Taos Rock (2005). (Edit 10/18/08: see comments below for clarification.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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