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Socorro Area 


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Location: 34.05497, -106.89408 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman
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Description 

Climbing areas near the city of Socorro, NM. At this time this is only Box Canyon Area, but more is coming up.


Getting There 

On Interstate 25, about 80 miles south of Albuquerque and 190 miles north of El Paso.


Climbing Season


245 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',84],['2 Stars',111],['1 Star',41],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',8],['5.8',16],['5.9',19],['5.10',50],['5.11',40],['5.12',31],['5.13',10],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',31],['V4-5',14],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Socorro Area:
Pressure Drop   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Southern Box areas : Unbeatable Boulder
Bitch Tits   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Heart-Shaped Box   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Southern Box areas : Las Hermanas
Rubber Walrus Protector   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Chewbacca   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Southern Box areas : Las Hermanas
American Beauty   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   Southern Box areas : Alf Rig
Red Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Northern Box areas : Red Wall
Liberace's Anus   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Spiderman   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   Northern Box areas : Red Wall
Barfly Blues   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South
She Can Bolt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Juckets & Bugs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
New Kids on the Block   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
Bob Marley Meets Master Ganj   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
Pocket Change   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Southern Box areas : Pocket Change Wall
Bats out of Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Full Penetration   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 35'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
The Demon   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Ride the Lightning   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 45'   Spook Canyon : Spook Main Wall
Sinister Dane   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
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DTP using the undercling that broke to gain the sidepull

Ride the Lightning 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Spook Main Wall
Progressively more difficult climbing through tthe first half broken up by jug pockets. Big moves to an OK rest then a final boulder problem to the anchors.Start up a low angle slab to the left of the bolt line. Reach out and clip the first bolt then move up into some slots and a pinch on a block, clip bolt 2. Thin face climbing leads to the 3rd clip. Move up on some very small holds and very technical moves leads to a hard stand up and stab for the next good 2 finger pocket and the 4th clip, or...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By brendon
Mar 24, 2014



Video of some bouldering in Box Canyon winter 2014.

Hope you enjoy!