Truth or Consequences Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: View of the batcave.
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.
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.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
125 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',44],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Truth or Consequences Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Truth or Consequences Area:
Featured Route For Truth or Consequences Area
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