The Alien, on the right, as viewed from the saddle...
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A large tree at the base of this rock can provide some shade (at least for the belayer) in the middle of the day.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Rock:
Alien 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Featured Route For West Rock
Alien 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NM
: Taos Area
: ... : West Rock
This route likely has one of the finest 5.9 cruxes anywhere! Just wish the rest of the route was as good as the top! Rope up at the foot of the blocks that lie under a roof and a sketchy looking boulder that looks like it is slightly detached from the rest of the formation (actually, this is where I placed my first piece of pro, as sketchy as the block looked it didn't appear that it was going anywhere and I am sure that I am not the first who has been on it). Once gaining the blocks at the base...[more] Browse More Classics in NM