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The second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. Located way down by the Texas and Mexico border. Very mild winters means rock climbing year round, as long as you think climbing in intense desert heat is feasible.
Las Cruces is at the cross-roads between I-10 and I-25.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Las Cruces Area Climbing:
Cross-trainer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600' Dona Ana Mountains : Checkerboard Wall
Margaritaville 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 250' Rabbit Ears Area : Southern Comfort Wall
Science Friction (to Left Eyebrow) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 9 pitches, 800' Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf
Featured Route For Las Cruces Area Climbing
Black Velvet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Southern Comfort Wall
Start at a dead gnarly oak on a ledge 20 ft up the cliff, under a large left facing crack system. A huge roof caps off the final pitch and makes an excellent landmark.Pitch 1 goes right up a fourth class corner onto a large ledge (unless you scramble this part) and then climbs the corner/crack system up to a small belay stance just below a hand traverse left. Pitch 2 (crux) goes out the hand traverse and up a steep layback for a ways. Yucca plants make pulling out of the crack system sticky. Go ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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