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South Cliffband

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L to R R to L Alpha
Acid Rain S 
Another Lichen Nightmare S 
Crackerjack T 
Crystal Suppository S 
Dreamscape T,TR 
Dynabolic S 
Finger in the Socket S 
Illusion Dissolution S 
Just Say No to Crack S 
Leslie's Little Fingers (Atsa) S 
Prow, The S 
Rocket in My Pocket S 
Sanadine Dream S 
Shadowdancer S 
Unnamed S 

South Cliffband Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is the cliff section to the SE from the downclimb. With roughly 35 routes, this area offers numerous TR possibilities, and a wide diversity of climbing styles, from difficult thin slabs, to 5.13 cracks, to wild overhangs.

This cliff faces slightly more west than the other crags along the mesa, and so, stays in the shade a bit longer.

Getting There 

From the downclimb, head SE, or left. Some routes are approached from rappel from the mesa rim. For these routes, skip the downclimb and head SE along the rim trail.

Climbing Season

For the Cochiti Mesa area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in South Cliffband

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Cliffband:
Just Say No to Crack   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Another Lichen Nightmare   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dynabolic   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 70'   
The Prow   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dreamscape   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Shadowdancer   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For South Cliffband
Rock Climbing Photo: Cheryl B on The Prow

The Prow 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : South Cliffband
The Prow is the ultra-classic 5.11 of the South Cliffband. Distiguished by the large, triagular overhanging arete that makes up the last 10 feet of the route, the Prow is obvious from the approach trail.This route is the antithesis of sustained. Beginning up a low-angled, rounded arete on sinker jugs, a good rest below the crook in the arete provides one last shake before the final sprint up the left side of the wildly leaning arete. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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