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Steeple Rock

Steeple Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,233'
Location: 32.7995, -108.9441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ben G on Sep 25, 2009
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Steeple Rock, Virden NM. South/Southwest Face.


Secluded. No route established.

More description, history and photos coming soon.

Getting There 

On I-10 take Exit 22: Lordsburg, NM, Main Street/NM-494

Take Main Street North/Follow Signs to Globe, AZ [.6mi]

At T Intersection (flashing red light) Merge left down ramp for Globe/US-70 [24.8mi]

Turn right at NM-92 [6.0mi]

Turn right at A039 [4.0mi]

Slight left toward Fork Canyon [4.0mi]

Turn Right at Fork Canyon [0.2mi]

Continue on E Camp Road [1.8mi]

Take a shovel. Road crosses desert washes.

Climbing Season

For the New Mexico, other Southern Areas area.

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steeple Rock, Virden NM. Google 3D rendering.
Steeple Rock, Virden NM. Google 3D rendering.
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By William.hornberger
Dec 30, 2015
My son and I just climbed to the summit. We started in a wash on the North of the Craig and followed a ravine heading south just West of the massive cliffs at the bottom of mountain. We stayed on the left side of the ridge. There is a low angle crack at the east side of the summit mastiff. We found a chain ladder in the enclosure at the bottom of this crack. Protect it as the ladder's chain loops over 1/4" rebar pounded into a crack. It was 4th class scrabbling but using a rope, some cams and nuts made it safer. There is a tree to rapel off just above the ladder.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the summit
View from the summit

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