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Elevation: 6,966 ft
GPS: 35.7164, -106.3977
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Nov 28, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Mike Hoskins, Anna Brown

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Cochiti Mesa was, for many years, one of New Mexico's premier sport climbing areas. However, after the Las Conchas fire of 2011, the area has become a scorched wasteland and much, if not all, of the climbing has been destroyed. The information here is considered historical now. It is sad to see the end of an era.
See the MountainProject thread here for more information. -- JH, August 2013.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cochiti Mesa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Monkey Lust
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 9
Just Say No to Crack
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Boya from La Jolla Who Stepp…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Another Lichen Nightmare
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Pickpocket
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
The Prow
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Praise the Lunge
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS)
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Dreamscape
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
La Espina
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Thief in Time
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Gunning for the Buddha
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Shadowdancer
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monkey Lust N Cliffband
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Just Say No to Crack S Cliffband
 9
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The Boya from La Jolla Who… Upper Cliff Band
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Another Lichen Nightmare S Cliffband
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pickpocket N Cliffband
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Prow S Cliffband
 12
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Praise the Lunge N Cliffband
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS) N Cliffband
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Dreamscape S Cliffband
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
La Espina N Cliffband
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR
Thief in Time N Cliffband
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gunning for the Buddha N Cliffband
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Shadowdancer S Cliffband
 7
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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