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Santa Fe, a major tourist destination, the oldest capital city in the US, offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences, and a wide variety of year-round climbing.
Camping The areas near most of the crags (Diablo, Cochiti) provide low-key opportunities for dirtbagging on public land. Be aware that the Pecos River Canyon has seen a lot of impact from camping. Lodging at various levels of luxury can be had in Santa Fe.
Climbing Gym The Santa Fe Climbing Center (SFCC) offers indoor climbing for the evenings and the cold,snowy days in the winter. The SFCC has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff and also offers outdoor guiding at local areas.
Gear The Santa Fe Climbing Center offers an ever-expanding selection of climbing gear including Black Diamond, Petzl and La Sportiva. The Santa Fe REI also has a decent selection of climbing gear.
Santa Fe Crags, bouldering, and alpine
- Truchas Peaks: The Truchas Peaks area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico offers a high abundance of quality, secluded hiking and mountain adventure.
Head north of Albuquerque on I-25, you can't miss Santa Fe, the Capital of New Mexico!
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Santa Fe Area:
Guillotine Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200' The Grotto (AKA: The Notch) : Upper Tier of The Grotto
Unnamed Arete (Left of Tweak Fuck) 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60' The Grotto (AKA: The Notch) : Grotto End (R. Side)
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Tupper-Where 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : The Shack / Standby Shack
I felt this climb, just left of Fire on the Mountain, was the best fully bolted climb at the Shack under 5.12. Good rock, and a sustained crux on a tricky arÍte made it rewarding. The slab face passing the last couple of bolts has some lichen but it's no big deal....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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