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Routes in Roadside Distraction

Alternator Adventure TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Highway Men S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Middle of the Road S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moly Mind S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Roadside Construction S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Roadside Distraction S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roadside Maintenance TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scare Way to Heaven S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Upper Road, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Description

A nice granite crag with a car bumper belay. Roadside Distraction crag faces south and is shady and cold from December to early February, but is sunny the rest of the year.

On the main wall at the pull-out, there are currently three bolted sport climbs, listed from left to right:

Roadside Construction (5.8, 9 Bolts)
Middle of the Road (5.9, 7 bolts)
Roadside Distraction (5.10a, 14 bolts)

Getting There

Roadside Distraction is located about three miles East of Questa on HW 38 (which is the road to Red River) on the north side of the road. Look for the large pullout on the left side of the road as you enter the canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Roadside Distraction

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Roadside Construction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Middle of the Road
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roadside Distraction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Roadside Construction 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Middle of the Road 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Roadside Distraction 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
Brandon, I found the Mountain Skills page here. Apr 30, 2013
Brandon Cox
Albuquerque, NM
Brandon Cox   Albuquerque, NM
Could you put the link to the skills website? Apr 29, 2013
New Route info @ mountain skills web site Feb 9, 2013
Jeremy Bauman
Lakewood, CO
Jeremy Bauman   Lakewood, CO
Climbed here yesterday. Does anyone know what the bolted route just right of Roadside Distraction is? All hangers are spray painted black, and the climb seemed like a good 5.11. Apr 2, 2012

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