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New Mexico, I-40 Corridor

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New Mexico, I-40 Corridor Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 34.8319, -107.8581 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: LeeAB on Mar 18, 2012
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The Flake Route on the north end of Enchanted Mesa...

Description 

Areas between I-40 to the north and Hwy 60 to the southwest and HWY 380 to the southeast that are not located around "large" population centers.

Getting There 

Access by state roads off of I-40

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 22.0 miles from here

68 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in New Mexico, I-40 Corridor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Mexico, I-40 Corridor:
Frankenstein Direct   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Monster Island
Warm Up Solo   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 60'   Monster Island
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Featured Route For New Mexico, I-40 Corridor
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Crack of Heraclitus from the north...

Crack of Heraclitus 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM : New Mexico, I-40 Corridor : El Malpais
(1) Begin on the face to the right of the crack and traverse into the dihedral at the 6-ft level (5.12-). Once established in the dihedral, have the rack & rope thrown up to you. Sustained climbing leads up a hand crack to an alcove below a roof (5.10b). Belay off a 5" cam or tube chock. (2) Stem and jam out the roof and make hard moves to gain the dihedral above (5.10c) then continue up the moderate but large crack to the back of a cave and an uncomfortable belay below a huge roof. (3) Trav...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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