Santa Fe Area Rock Climbing
A tricky upper crux with some amazing, airy positi...
, 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.
The nearest areas are:
Other areas with 1 hour include:
- El Rito - cobble-y sport and easy 2-pitch trad
- Taos - various types, sport & trad
Seek out the sunny cliffs of areas like Diablo and Cochiti in the colder months; in the summer, head to the shaded valley of the Pecos or the shady cliffs at Diablo and Eagle Canyon
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.
- Diablo Canyon
: Single to multi-pitch, sport and trad, less than vertical to overhanging. A nice variety of climbing on excellent to poor quality basalt.
- Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding Crags
: Think vertical pockets and monos. Technical climbing away from the crowds on a former destination sport climbing area.
- Pecos River Canyon
: Picturesque granite crag northeast of Santa Fe, NM.
- Apache Canyon Bouldering
: A large overhanging chunk of sandstone with at least 20 different variations. Just 20 minutes outside of Santa Fe.
Head north of Albuquerque on I-25, you can't miss Santa Fe, the Capital of New Mexico!
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
294 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',159],['2 Stars',80],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Santa Fe Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Santa Fe Area:
Featured Route For Santa Fe Area
DogGone It 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NM
: Santa Fe Area
: ... : The Dog House
Rightmost route at present. Start up blobby vertical rock that looks loose but is solid. Continue up the easy slab to a vertical face characterized by high feet and long reaches to good holds. A final steep section offers some more technical feet and some fun pocket pulling to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in NM