North Cliffband Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: North Cliffband Overview
This is the section of cliff to the NW from the downclimb. There are roughly 25 excellent, though short routes. This is the most convenient crag at Cochiti, where it is easy to setup TRs on many routes, there is a nice 'scene' at the cliff base, shade trees, and a good diversity of grades is available.
From the downclimb, head NW.
Climbs (Right to Left)
Climbing Season For the Cochiti Mesa area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Cliffband
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Cliffband:
Monkey Lust 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
La Espina 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, 70'
Featured Route For North Cliffband
Gunning for the Buddha 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b NM
: Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ...
: ... : North Cliffband
This sequential line is a classic Cochiti test-piece. Half the trouble is deciding which of the heavily chalked pockets visible from the ground are best left unused. The other half is keeping it together on the final, tricky slab move just below the anchors. The technical crux is reaching the obvious S-shaped crack at midheight, where a great rest gives way to the sinister, slabby redpoint crux just above....[more] Browse More Classics in NM