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:
Left Twin Crack (aka Manic Crack) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60' Below The Old New Place
Adam Ant (aka Nuclear Ant Farm) 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50' Below The Old New Place
Featured Route For White Rock
Crisis In Utopia 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : North/West side
This is an awesome finger crack up a left leaning open book that is very clean for the meat of the route. It starts via a fifth class scramble up to the crack proper. The bottom and top sections can be technically, a little cruxy. It remains fairly continuous at the grade, but the endurance crux is about 2/3rds of the way up. Can you say finger locks? This stellar route deserves to see a lot more traffic than it does. Go climb it!...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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