Several quality routes of "moderate" difficulty (5.8 to 5.11-) ascend this prominent formation.
South Rock is the first rock encountered walking north from the parking area.
You can rappel down either the north or the south side rappels with a single 60m rope (~28m rappel for either way).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Rock:
Yikes Dikes 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 200 feet
Unknown (South Face Right) 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Unknown (South Face Middle) 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Zig Zag Man 5.9 Trad
Alias The Martian 5.10- Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Unknown (South Face Left) 5.10+ Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Airy Scary 5.11- PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 130 feet
Surface Tension 5.11- PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 190 feet
Featured Route For South Rock
Zig Zag Man 5.9 NM : Taos Area : ... : South Rock
An exciting lead for my first time at Tres Piedras! Though it felt a little run-out for my standards—perhaps not so bad for Tres Piedras standards. Not to mention I was just getting used to this type of climbing after not being on it for some time. Rope up at the base of a right facing dihedral that arches up and right. This is a bomber crack with readily available protection. Follow the crack up and right until it connects with another crack that goes straight up and over a roof. Once gaining ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM