Elevation: 4,520 ft
GPS: 31.917, -106.043 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Hank Caylor, mattm, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff
Access Issue: Some areas require a guide. Details

Description

The best bouldering in the world, Hueco is amazing, but you gotta play the game to get in. Must call Texas State Parks (512)389-8911 to make reservations for North Mountain (be sure to write down your confirmation #s as they tend to lose them). The Hueco Rock Ranch (915-856-7181) no longer offers guiding services but does offer excellent lodging and camping options.Best time of year to visit is November through March. It gets windy through the end of March and beginning of April. After mid-April, it's hot as sin. The rock is amazing, bullet hard and sharp on the digits. Matt Wilder's Hueco Tanks guidebook from Wolverine Publishing is the best resource for routes. It is very extensive, has great directions and pictures. As of 2020, a new North Mountain guidebook has been published by Wolverine Publishing (wolverinepublishing.com/sto…).

 This online guide will focus on North Mountain, since in the other areas you'll have a guide and other people who can point out the problems.

Since two thirds of the park is by guide access only, you can reach out to the local guide companies: Blue Lizard Climbing and Yoga (bluelizardclimbingandyoga.com/), Sessions Climbing & Guiding (sessionsclimbing.com/) and Wagon Wheel Coopt (wagonwheelcoopt.com/)  to provide guided access into the park and the backcountry. 

Getting There

Get to El Paso then take HWY 62/180 (aka Montana Rd) east until you pass all the junk yards. When you see the ufo shaped white building turn left and go to the end of the road.

Hueco Rock Ranch

The Hueco Rock Ranch offers climbers a friendly place to stay while spending time at Hueco Tanks. Camp or rent a room/bunk. Showers, communal hang out area, and good company around the fire are included. Easy access to climbing and no hassle. Join the American Alpine Club and save 30%. Open November┬ľApril.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hueco Tanks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 117
The Melon Patch
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 74
Hershey's Symphony
Boulder
V2 5+
 427
Nobody Here Gets Out Alive
Boulder
V2 5+
 107
The Vulgarian
Boulder
V2 5+
 167
Ghetto Simulator
Boulder
V4 6B
 125
Warm Up Roof
Boulder
V4 6B
 170
T-Bone Shuffle
Boulder
V4 6B
 141
Moonshine Roof (center)
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 110
Girls of Juarez
Boulder
V5 6C
 212
Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative
Boulder
V5 6C
 143
Dragon Fly, AKA: Dogmatics
Boulder
V5 6C
 105
Hobbit in a Blender
Boulder
V6 7A
 102
King Cobra
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 88
See Spot Run
Boulder
V7 7A+
 88
New Religion
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Melon Patch N Mountain > Scary Boulder
 117
V0 4 Boulder
Hershey's Symphony N Mountain > Sign of the Choss
 74
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Nobody Here Gets Out Alive N Mountain > Grenade
 427
V2 5+ Boulder
The Vulgarian E Spur > Gunks
 107
V2 5+ Boulder
Ghetto Simulator N Mountain > Ghetto Simulator
 167
V2 5+ Boulder
Warm Up Roof E Mountain > Warm Up Roof
 125
V4 6B Boulder
T-Bone Shuffle N Mountain > Morgue
 170
V4 6B Boulder
Moonshine Roof (center) E Mountain > Moonshine Roof
 141
V4 6B Boulder
Girls of Juarez N Mountain > Girls of Juarez
 110
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative N Mountain > New Meadow
 212
V5 6C Boulder
Dragon Fly, AKA: Dogmatics E Mountain > Dragon's Den
 143
V5 6C Boulder
Hobbit in a Blender E Mountain > Dragon's Den
 105
V5 6C Boulder
King Cobra N Mountain > New Meadow
 102
V6 7A Boulder
See Spot Run N Mountain > Big Time
 88
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
New Religion E Spur > Gunks
 88
V7 7A+ Boulder
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