Y - South Side Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: South Wall of The Y
The south side of the Y canyon has fewer climbs, but some are very good. This side of the canyon is shaded all the time, so this is a great choice in the summer. It's less convenient compared to the north side of the Y, since you don't hike past the top of the cliff on the approach. (To reach the clifftop to build or remove anchors, scramble up 3rd class ledges to the right of the rightmost route (Little Roof
Occasionally, the stream in this canyon can be flowing too high to cross safely.
Hike into the Y canyon, and cross over to the south side of the canyon (cross the streambed when you're almost at the big cave on the north side).
Climbing Season For the Los Alamos & White Rock area.
Weather station 5.3 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Y - South Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Y - South Side:
Twin Cracks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For Y - South Side
Apeshit (aka Cavemantle) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b NM
: Los Alamos & White Rock
: ... : Y - South Side
This climb has a nice slick start consisting of a thin finger crack and some varnished foot placements that ascend leftward to a good underclinging finger crack which offers good gear placements to protect the crux moves. Then grab the sharp edge of a jugular shelf that is heel hooked and mantled to a bolt with no hanger, use a nut that can be a stopper cinched onto the bolt for pro, or better yet, use a bolt hanger and bring a nut that fits a 3/8 stud bolt. Don't forget to clean the hanger when...[more] Browse More Classics in NM