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Areas in Original Side

(01) Jabba the Hutt/Sport-Homo Wall 1 / 4 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
(02) Slab Wall 2 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
(03) Bivi Wall/Swallow Wall 0 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
(04) Benny Silva Wall 2 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
(05) Health Wall 5 / 9 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Elevation: 6,394 ft
GPS: 35.516, -108.873 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on May 21, 2006 with updates
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

This is the original Mentmore. The area that allured the original pioneers of the area to start drilling bolts. Has a great selection of climbs ranging from 5.8 to 5.12a. Enjoy! Walls are numbered from left to right, starting on the far left side of the climbing area by the railroad tracks. When following the trail, however, you will typically end up near between (04) Benny Silva Wall, and (05) Health Wall. Both of these walls have a nice variety of climbs on them.

Getting There

Once to the parking area, look for a break on the North side of the lot through the fence. Follow the trail down through the arroyo, past some big ugly signs that the city put up, and to the crag. Pretty difficult to miss. There is also a newer trail that has been more recently been developed that can be used if the arroyo is full of water. This trail starts on the west side of parking area just left of a large wooden information sign. Of course, this used to be a nice sign, but there are certain sects of Gallup locals who prefer not to have anything nice and decorate things like this with bullet holes.

Alternate driving directions to the Original Side:
From the parking area on the New Side ... drive back out east to the paved road (County Road 1), take the sharp left and follow the road north and then west (across the one-lane bridge) ... then just as the road starts to turn right near the tracks, take the LEFT onto the dirt. Drive half a mile south to the obvious parking area. Road surface conditions vary considerably (dirt and gravel piles), so don't try the drive in just any vehicle.

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I'm working on updating the area info with the latest beta and putting back some anchors that seem to have walked off. If anyone has info or other comments please share! Thanks! Sep 26, 2016

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