Old Stagecoach Road Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.537, -105.708 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Mike Howard on Dec 13, 2006|
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DescriptionThe old westward bound stage crossing from the original John Dunn Bridge over the Rio Grande. Massive stone walls and old roadbed bring you to the base of the crag just upstream and northwest of the rafters' put-in for the Upper Box. Short (40 ft) crag with 5.5 to 5.11 trad and sport routes. Great Spring and Fall climbing with easy access (5 min approach). You can swim in the Rio if you are overheated or dip in the hotsprings if you're chilled.
See "Taos Rock Climbs & Boulders of Northern New Mexico" by Jay Foley, Sharp End Books, 2005. The only complete guide for the other climbs in this area.
The anchors for these climbs can be reached from the top. Follow the old road up left and scramble along the top (careful to not knock rock down on your party). Some are pretty easy to rig (the sport routes). Otherwise, look to sling trees at the top to reach them.
Classic Climbing Routes at Old Stagecoach Road
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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