El Porvenir, located in northwestern New Mexico near Las Vegas, is home to Hermits Peak as well as many cliffs bordering the canyon. Climbing here is very undeveloped.
"Hermit Peak is located in northern New Mexico about 20 miles northwest of Las Vegas (NM). From Interstate 25, exit at Las Vegas, highway 65. From Las Vegas, take New Mexico highway 65 (also Forest Service Road 263) west for about 14 miles, passing the little towns of Gallinas and El Porvenir. At about 14 miles the road forks. Right is Hwy 65 (FR 261), Left is FR 263. Turn right on FR 261at the signed fork and head to El Porvenir Campground. (Do not confuse the town of El Porvenir with El Porvenir Campground) The campground is about 3 miles past the fork. It is a paved road all the way to the parking lot. The trailhead is across the bridge into the campground. The Hermit Peak Trail is #223 and has a large sign at the beginning. Another trail, #219, to El Porvenir Canyon begins nearby. Use trail #223 to Hermit Peak. The trailhead is at 7500 feet."
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Thai Cookin' 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : ... : Hermit's Cave
P1: Begins in a left-facing dihedral and climbs for 40 to 50’ to a small roof. Pull the roof (5.9) to a good ledge with 1 bolt and gear placements. Belay here. P2: Climbs a left-facing dihedral for 30’ to a large overhang. Climb through the overhang (5.11d) clipping 2 bolts along the way. Easier terrain follows trending left to a 2 bolt belay on a ledge. P3: Climbs sparsely protected rock to a dihedral straight above the belay. Follow the dihedral for 50 to 60’ until near the base of a v...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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