Red River Area Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||36.7081, -105.4056 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Tyler Bowser on Mar 8, 2006|
Tyler Bowser on roadside distraction 5.10a
Near the town of Red River, the routes on these crags are well protected and on vertical to low angle hard granite. There is also a developing bouldering area located above the Terrace Towers Lodge in the West part of town. The routes were put up by a Red River local, Tyler Bowser.
See the guidebook Taos Rock
for further details on this area.
On a map, find the town of Red River, west of Questa on highway 38. See individual crag directions for specifics.
NOTE: GPS Coordinates are to the town of Red River.
Climbing Season For the Taos Area area.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Red River Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red River Area:
Featured Route For Red River Area
Roadside Distraction 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NM
: Taos Area
: ... : Roadside Distraction
The longest, cleanest route at the area. Start up in the small corner up the smooth, water polished face to the high first bolt. I presume one could go straight up the face avoiding the corner but it would be much more difficult and unprotected. A few more thin moves take you up past a couple more bolts and then into positive, fun climbing up to the roof. Pull the roof using big holds and climb past a couple more bolts to an anchor. Lower from here if your rope is 60m or less and you want to TR...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Another Roadside Distraction 5.8
By Anthony Stout
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jan 21, 2009
The area to the right of roadside distraction appears to be the scene of someone's epic adventure (either one or even multiple parties). Looking up at the rock to the right of this crag there are at least two ropes stuck high on the rock.
Anyone have any good stories to tell?
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Aug 5, 2015
Luke Laeser, Mike Lyons, Ann Burns, and I climbed a handful of ice routes between Red River and Questa (all first ascents). One was three pitches. There's a reference in an old AAJ.