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Truth or Consequences Area  


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Description 

The climbing is east and west of the town of Truth or Consequences (often simply called "T or C") and not in the actual town. The T/C category is useful to distinguish the climbing from both the Socorro and Las Cruces climbing areas.

Much of the climbing is bolt protected climbing established in the past decade. Areas include:

Red Rock Arroyo: Rhyolite rock, mostly bolted moderate routes with camping and little to no approach. A high clearance vehicle is better.

Percha Creek: Andesite rock, mixed crack and bolted faces with a five minute approach. Park at the old bridge.

Caballo Lake: Huge limestone faces, mostly tall bolted routes with a moderate approach. A 4X4 vehicle is best for the rough roads.

Getting There 

All crags require an exit from I-25 to either the east or west.

Redrock Arroyo (NW of T/C): Located northwest of Monticello, NM off Forest Road #225.

Percha Creek (SW of T/C): Located near Hillsboro, NM underneath NM Highway #152.

Caballo Lake (SE of T/C): Located in the Caballo Mountains above the lake.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

123 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',56],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',7],['5.8',18],['5.9',24],['5.10',39],['5.11',16],['5.12',8],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Truth or Consequences Area:
Harley Quinn Devotion   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Two Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 90'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Barber Shop Cafe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 90'   Percha Creek, Hillsboro
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Metallic Gray   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 190'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Moonstruck   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   East Side : Campground
Scorpion Queen   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Lucius   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Bat Cave Area : Left of the Bat Cave
Rocket Science   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   East Side : The Northwest Passage
Stones of Sisyphus   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 100'   Bat Cave Area : Trojan Wall (Right of Bat C...
Mega Man   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Dynamic Duo   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Bane   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bat Cave Area : Left of the Bat Cave
Mystique   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Super Hero   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 2 pitches   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Trojan Horse   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 110'   Bat Cave Area : Trojan Wall (Right of Bat C...
The Bat   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 95'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Midget Proof   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Bat Cave Area : Bat Cave
New Beginning   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Bat Cave Area : Left of the Bat Cave
Nate Dog   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 55'   Bat Cave Area : Bat Cave
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Featured Route For Truth or Consequences Area
Ben starts the hard stuff Bella Dona/Glufa (5.13)

Bella Donna 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  NM : Truth or Consequences Area : ... : Bat Cave
The first half of this route is technical slab for 7 bolts(5.9) ( As of4\12\13 this mid way has its own anchor.). After you clip the first fixed draw the climbing becomes steeper as you start the first of 3 bouldery sections, with good rests between them. This climb has surprisingly good holds for the grade and the difficulty comes from its relatively sustained nature. There is a lot of glue on this one, but in my opinion the quality of the movement makes this worth the effort. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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