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New Mexico Navajolands  


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Climbing on the Navajo Nation is ILLEGAL. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The Navajo Nation covers a large area within the four corners region of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. The majority of this land lies within Arizona and New Mexico. This section covers only the portion of the reservation that exists in New Mexico, one can see the Arizona Navajolands as well.

Presently, climbing is banned in the Navajo Nation. This information is included only for historical purposes. Please see this informative article, written by Cameron M. Burns (aka Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)) for more information.

Getting There 

The Navajo reservation covers a huge corner of the map in the northwest portion of the state. Most of the area can be accessed by heading north from Gallup, NM or south from Shiprock, NM on the late US Highway 666 (now US-491).

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Weather station 11.7 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 New Mexico Navajolands:
Regular Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C0     Trad, Aid, 1700'   Ship Rock
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Regular Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C0  NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Ship Rock
Note: This description is from memory of a 9/2006 ascent. It might be blurred with two other routes I've done on SR (a new route on the East Face and the Longs Couloir var. to the Regular Route), so please email me corrections at camburns@rof.net. Eric B. encouraged me to record this ASAP before I friggin lose my mind. CamRoute: Hike around the NW side of the monolith and into a huge bowl with a black basalt intrusion. Ascend into the bowl. You'll soon find you can't get very far as cliffs ring ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Shiprock from Mesa Verde and during a stormy after...
Shiprock from Mesa Verde and during a stormy after...
Isolated potential in NM, as seen from 2,500 AGL.
Isolated potential in NM, as seen from 2,500 AGL.

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