Steeple Rock Rock Climbing
Steeple Rock, Virden NM. Google 3D rendering.
Secluded. No route established.
More description, history and photos coming soon.
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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Steeple Rock, Virden NM. Google map of the boot he...
Steeple Rock, Virden NM. South/Southwest Face.
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.