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Right on Raton 
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Little Horse Mesa 


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46 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',9],['5.9',9],['5.10',22],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Horse Mesa:
Pete's Downclimb   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Right on Raton   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Salt Mother   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Crack Head   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 50'   
Great Roof Left   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 50'   
Endless Summer   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sangre Verde   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, TR, 50'   
Jam Your Blues Away   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, TR, 45'   
Taos Lightning   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, TR, 45'   
S&M Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 75'   
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Birthday Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : ... : Little Horse Mesa
This climb has a lot of variety for a Sugarite Climb. Chimneys, dihedrals, arets, slabs, overhangs, flares and fingers can all be found on it. It is similar in difficulty to S&M, and I think similar in quality as well. You be the judge. Start in the chimney. Climb the chimney liberally using cracks on ether side until you get to the interesting cracks starting half way up the slab. Follow the cracks right up the middle of the slab which brings you directly under the main crack. The crux i...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jun 18, 2008

Ratings here seem a little soft, but not too bad. Climbs often have good stances for placing pro.

By CaseyE
Oct 13, 2012

I have filled in some of the gaps with information from Dennis R. Jackson's Falcon guide to New Mexico. Please post if there is protection specific to each route.
I have my eyes on a few new lines here, so hopefully there will be some new cracks or even boulder problems in the near future!