White Rock Climbing
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DescriptionFrom cracks to difficult sport, there is a wide variety of basalt climbing in and around the sleepy town of White Rock.
- 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.
Getting ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at White Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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