White Rock Rock Climbing
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- Best sport climbing areas: The Overlook and Below The Old New Place
- Best trad and TR areas: The Playground and the Old New Place. Also good are Big Enchilada, The Overlook, and the Y.
- Best easier areas: Gallows Edge (sport) and Potrillo Cliffs (trad, toprope)
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.
"Jemez Rock" by M. Beverly is comprehensive.
"Rock Climbing: New Mexico" by D. Jackson has info on the most popular cliffs.
Classic Climbing Routes at White Rock
Days w Precip