Little Horse Mesa Rock Climbing
Keen Butterworth on Crack From Hell. (5.10-)
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Weather station 1.5 miles from here
47 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Little Horse Mesa
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Horse Mesa:
Salt Mother 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
S&M Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 75'
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S&M Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NM
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S&M Crack is one of three routes at Sugarite dubbed as "megaclassics" by Dennis Jackson in his "Rock Climbing New Mexico" book. At 75 feet in length it is also the longest route at Sugarite. Start off some blocks at the base following some broken flakes and finger crack from protection up to a large roof/bulge. Pull up and around the roof via some committing laybacking to the hand crack above. If you're pumped like I was, a large ledge just off to the left about half way up the route offers a...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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 Bill Howard
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 15, 2015
Fun area with great rock. It seems to better in the early morning and afternoon (after 2p); the sun is pretty intense this time of year - probably stellar in the winter. All but one of the climbs are really short; around 50 feet. The trail to the base is difficult to see, but getting to the are from the top is easy. A 30-35m gym rope will suffice if you don't want to carry the extra weight, especially if you are soloing.
Nov 7, 2015
Road to camp ground closed early this year despite lack of snow so will add 2+ miles of hiking. The bushwhack to the base is rough through thick bushes then a boulder field. Option to hike to the top of the mesa and rappel down. Lots to explore here. Good alternative to Shelf Road in CO to escape crowds and chalked up routes.