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The Subdivisions Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 35.82205, -106.54234 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 29, 2014


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BETA PHOTO: Overview of the Subdivisions


Further downstream beyond the Leaning Tower and Retirement Wall areas, The Subdivisions is an area of numerous walls subdivided by gullies or breaks in the rock in an area with a big meadow.

Getting There 

Hike along the East Fork of the Jemez River from the main Las Conchas parking lot for about 20 minutes (a bit over a mile). You'll cross the river three times on good bridges. After the third crossing, keep hiking past The Sponge and past the beautiful Leaning Tower and just beyond Retirement Wall to a large meadow area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Subdivisions

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Subdivisions:
Huaca del Sol   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   Huacas
Humping Huevos   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Los Huevos
Huaca de la Luna   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 95'   Huacas
Pumping Huevos   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Los Huevos
Hypnagogic Jerk   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Sleeper
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hypnagogic Fritz! May 2014.

Hypnagogic Jerk 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Sleeper
The sustained, slightly overhanging nature of this route will keep you wide awake. Sustained moves on generally good holds on steep rock keep you pumped as you aim for not-quite-as-good-as-they-look scoops and dishes on the steep face to a neat little tufa-like pinch. Finish on lower-angle, licheny rock past one more bolt to the anchors. Short and full value. Likely 11+ or so for taller climbers. A bit more difficult for shorties....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: The left side of the Subdivisons area. The Huacas ...
The left side of the Subdivisons area. The Huacas ...

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By skelldify
Nov 15, 2015
Can we please put all these routes into one area listed as The Subdivisions? We were out there yesterday, and we had a really hard time finding routes because all of the little sub-areas are described in relation to one another.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 15, 2015
I think it makes sense to have the separate areas here as the walls themselves are broken up by natural breaks. See this photo for the overview.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the Subdivisions
Overview of the Subdivisions

Admittedly it is a bit difficult to orientate oneself because many routes on some of the walls are not posted here.

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