Checkerboard Wall Rock Climbing
-Base of the mountian
32° 27' 28.5855" N,
106° 46'54.2431" W
32° 27' 17.2692" N,
106° 46' 31.0739" W
Zero your odometer where N Jornada Rd meets the Bataan Memorial Highway (Hwy 70). Drive north on Jornada for ~4.89 miles. There are two dirt roads less than 0.1 miles apart. The first is sandier than the second but generally flat and probably ok for 2-wheel drive. Where the second road joins the first, the second has a 10 foot section probably warranting 4-wheel drive. Drive less than a mile to the road's end. Along the way you'll pass beneath some power lines. This last part does not need four wheel drive but high clearance is required in a few spots.
A well-used climbers' trail heads north of the end of the road, and then snakes west / north to the base of the wall. It takes about 30 minutes of hiking.
The trail ends at the base of Cross-trainer. Minor bushwhacking or scrambling is needed for some of the other climbs.
Cross-trainer can be rapped after summiting. The walk-off down the south end of the wall is easy but long with a need to come back up and is not recommended.
Classic Climbing Routes at Checkerboard Wall
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