The Truchas Peaks area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico offers a high abundance of quality, secluded hiking and mountain adventure. While most of the activity in the area is day hiking and backpacking to the highest peak in the area, "South" Truchas Peak (13,102'), I've heard of at least one Fifth-class rock route and did see the potential for some more obscure, likely-not-to-be-repeated rock climbing on slabs between Middle Truchas Peak (13,066') and North Truchas Peak (13,024').
There are many ways to access the Truchas Peaks area. Possibly the shortest approach is from the west at the Rio Quemado Falls Trailhead. From the north, access is from the Trampas Lakes Trailhead or the Santa Barbara Campground. The peaks can also be accessed from the south from the upper Pecos River valley.
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Unnamed WI3 NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Rio Quemado Falls
This is the line right up the center of the Rio Quemado Falls taking the path of least resistance up stair-stepped ice. It appears other separate lines on these falls exist, with some interesting looking mixed potential on the right side. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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