Elevation: 4,520 ft
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Shared By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006 with improvements by Jacob Hearst and 1 other
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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.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.

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
 100
The Melon Patch
Boulder
V2 5+
 80
The Vulgarian
Boulder
V2 5+
 350
Nobody Here Gets Out Alive
Boulder
V2 5+
 140
Ghetto Simulator
Boulder
V3 6A
 126
Sign of the Cross
Boulder
V4 6B
 96
Warm Up Roof
Boulder
V4 6B
 132
T-Bone Shuffle
Boulder
V4 6B
 110
Moonshine Roof (center)
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 86
Girls of Juarez
Boulder
V5 6C
 181
Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative
Boulder
V5 6C
 109
Dragon Fly, AKA: Dogmatics
Boulder
V5 6C
 84
Hobbit in a Blender
Boulder
V6 7A
 78
King Cobra
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 68
See Spot Run
Boulder
V7 7A+
 70
New Religion
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Melon Patch N Mountain > Scary Boulder
 100
V0 4 Boulder
The Vulgarian E Spur > Gunks
 80
V2 5+ Boulder
Nobody Here Gets Out Alive N Mountain > Grenade
 350
V2 5+ Boulder
Ghetto Simulator N Mountain > Ghetto Simulator
 140
V2 5+ Boulder
Sign of the Cross N Mountain > Sign of the Cross
 126
V3 6A Boulder
Warm Up Roof E Mountain > Warm Up Roof
 96
V4 6B Boulder
T-Bone Shuffle N Mountain > Morgue
 132
V4 6B Boulder
Moonshine Roof (center) E Mountain > Moonshine Roof
 110
V4 6B Boulder
Girls of Juarez N Mountain > Girls of Juarez
 86
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative N Mountain > New Meadow
 181
V5 6C Boulder
Dragon Fly, AKA: Dogmatics E Mountain > Dragon's Den
 109
V5 6C Boulder
Hobbit in a Blender E Mountain > Dragon's Den
 84
V5 6C Boulder
King Cobra N Mountain > New Meadow
 78
V6 7A Boulder
See Spot Run N Mountain > Big Time
 68
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
New Religion E Spur > Gunks
 70
V7 7A+ Boulder
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