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Below The Old New Place
Big Enchilada, The
Coffee Shop (aka Quickstop)
Crack House (aka Estante Edge), The
Doughnut Shop, The
New New Place
Old New Place
River Crag, The
Sewer Crag, The
From cracks to difficult sport, there is a wide variety of basalt climbing in and around the sleepy town of White Rock.
Different ethics apply regarding bolts and bolted anchors at the different crags; some are traditional only, while others have bolts and anchors. The local climbing community has had a number of open meetings and established this White Rock bolting agreement as a compromise for differing viewpoints and to allow for climbing of all styles at White Rock.
Season: Year-round, except during occasional winter storms. You'll want to find the sun in the winter and shade in the summer. Like everywhere in the SW, monsoon-style rainstorms are common in late afternoons in July and August.
From I-25, head either north or south toward Santa Fe (depending on where you are coming from), and get onto highway 285/84 toward Los Alamos/Espanola. From Pojoaque head west on highway 502. Highway 502 will take you directly into the town of White Rock, follow the directions to each crag from there.
Several Webguides to this area can be found at: lamountaineers.org/zLOCATE.html
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for White Rock:
Manic Crack (aka Left Twin Crack) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60' Below The Old New Place
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Manic Crack (aka Left Twin Crack) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Below The Old New Place
A beautiful slightly overhanging finger crack with just enough footholds and pockets on the faces. Shake out at the hand jam rest before a couple of thin, cruxy face moves to easier terrain at the top. Bear to the right up high to reach the anchors. Originally rated 5.11c/d, but general consensus is that this is a notch or two easier. Still, it's sustained (for White Rock), with no great rests.At least 2 longtime LA climbers swear this crack was not called Manic Crack back in the day...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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