Independence Gully Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||36.6602, -105.9837 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||scotthsu on Oct 11, 2008|
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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.
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]
Featured Route For Independence Gully
End of Independence 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NM
: Taos Area
: ... : Independence Gully
This old, previously unreported route was pointed out to me by an elder TP climber. It was one that was climbed 'back in the day', maybe before cams. I gave it the vaguely descriptive name just to avoid overloading the database with too many 'unknown' or 'unnamed' routes (let me know if this line has a real name or FA info).The climb: easy low-angle slabs take you up to a starting bulge with some 5.8 moves. 5.7 climbing above that takes you past some horizontal seams and a weathered #1....[more] Browse More Classics in NM