Elevation: 4,692 ft
GPS: 32.222, -106.604 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,885 total · 71/month
Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Jul 4, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: Power drilling is prohibited in the Organ Mountains Wilderness. Details

Description

A small hill set apart from the ridge, this is the most logical place to park for most of the western areas of Pena Blanca.

There are multitudes of boulder problems all the way around this formation. There are also some tantalizingly steep faces, but they are pretty chossy. Many of the boulder problems also are on delicate rock and having holds break is all part of the fun.

Area highlights include: the Puff Boulder, The Rave Cave, and Dark Roof a reported V10 roof crack.

Getting There

The Volcano is easy to recognize as you are driving to the area. There will be a large parking area directly off the road on the left, which is now the main parking for the Volcano, though there is also a possibly closer circular parking lot about a mile further down the road. The previous access via the road from the parking to the Volcano is now closed to vehicular traffic, but is now the main hike in. Expect about a 30min approach now.

PREVIOUS DIRECTIONS: Right after a large parking area on the left, there is a dirt track that leads directly to the Volcano. High clearance advisable. Without 4WD you can still make it almost to the Volcano: when you are almost there, you'll pass a pull-off on the right (east) right before a steep/rutted hill. 4WD is almost certainly needed to get back up this bad section of rd, so unless you have that, park here. 100ft beyond this pull-off is a large parking area on the west flank of the Volcano.

12 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Volcano Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Volcano

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in The Volcano »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos