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Caballo Lake 
Percha Creek, Hillsboro 
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Truth or Consequences Area Rock Climbing 


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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

135 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',64],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',17],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',9],['5.8',17],['5.9',26],['5.10',41],['5.11',16],['5.12',10],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Truth or Consequences Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Truth or Consequences Area:
Harley Quinn Devotion   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Bat Cave Area : Villain Wall
Two Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 90'   Bat Cave Area : Villain Wall
Barber Shop Cafe   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 90'   Percha Creek, Hillsboro
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
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bat Cave Area : Villain Wall
Lucius   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Bat Cave Area : New Beginnings Wall
Rocket Science   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   East Side : The Northwest Passage
Mega Man   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
Mystique   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Bat Cave Area : Villain 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 : New Beginnings Wall
Silver Surfer   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 97'   Bat Cave Area : Super Hero Wall (Grey Wall)
The Bat   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 95'   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...
Fa-Lufa (aka Tufa Lufa)   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 55'   Bat Cave Area : Tufa 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 : New Beginnings Wall
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Topo for Trojan Horse (5.11+)

Trojan Horse 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  NM : Truth or Consequences Area : ... : Trojan Wall (Right of Bat C...
Start on the slab below the right side of the Bat Cave. The face steepens to near vertical and offers some trickery at the 5th and 6th bolt. Continue up the engaging and blocky face to a final blank wall. Do some difficult moves here, first up, then moving right. Hit the small left facing corner and climb straight up to the anchors above....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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