Elevation: 6,265 ft
GPS: 35.812, -106.199 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: George Perkins on Aug 11, 2008
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Description

New New Place is another one of White Rock's vertical basalt crags ideal for toproping or trad climbing. Some of the lines here are as long as any at White Rock (up to 60 or 70' tall) and are quite good. Most climbs are characterized by short crux sections between good rest stances or ledges. The New New Place has more 5.8 and 5.9 lines compared to some other White Rock cliffs. Some good more challenging climbs are found here as well. People have been climbing here since the early 1970s.

The New New Place faces east, making it shaded in late afternoon and evenings, and somewhat sheltered from the wind. Because the cliff is not as classic as some of the others in White Rock, you're likely to find yourself alone here. Although the 5 minute approach to the clifftop is straightforward, the rocky blocky scramble down to the cliff base makes the New New Place a bad location for dogs or small children.

Getting There

Enter White Rock, turning at the light with the gas stations (Rover). Drive straight, staying on Rover. Turn right on Kimberly. Drive to the end, park at the cul-de-sac. Hike east for 2 minutes, to reach the cliff top, facing the Rio Grande. Scramble down to the base along blocks at either end of the cliff (the south side of the cliff is easiest).

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Classic Climbing Routes at New New Place

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
Beginner's
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Have a Nice Day Yucca
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Batshit Crack
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beginner's
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Have a Nice Day Yucca
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Batshit Crack
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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