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420 S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Beowulf S,TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Brady's Route S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flat Track S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Girl's Route S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gunslinger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Holy Grail S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Interfearon S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
Jack Frost S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Lemon Crack Climb T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Lemon Drop S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mexican Burrito S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pyromania S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rasta Man!! S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sand Dollar, The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Simonizer S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Soul Kitchen T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sylas S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Warmup 1 aka Bam Bam S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warmup 2 aka Barney Rubble S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warmup 3 aka Fred Flintstone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
We The People S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Woods' Cherry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Elevation: 8,565 ft
GPS: 37.465, -107.678 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: e Dixon on Aug 20, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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The east side of Lemon hosts a number of quality sport routes. The cliff starts small and increases in size as you move upstream. At the tallest section of the cliff, there are a couple of the finest climbs in the canyon - Brady's Route and Holy Grail - among several others. This side of the canyon gets morning shade and afternoon sun.

Getting There

From the gate at the north end of the reservoir, continue straight up the rocky dirt road for about 1/4 mile to a dirt parking area on the left. Pick up a climbers trail that leads through the trees and follow it for about 15 minutes to the base of the cliff.

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George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
When the river is low, the East Side is best approached as you would for the West Side. Park at the trailhead, walk through the campground, then cross the river.

When the river is high, you probably can't easily/safely cross the river. So use the East Side approach trail. It starts from the back right side of the gravel pit. We parked there without any issues. May 31, 2015
Mark Boissevain
Albuquerque, NM
Mark Boissevain   Albuquerque, NM
If you are camping at the CG with the intent of going climbing, does that pose an issue for the Transfer Park Management?
Any info appreciated.
Mark Aug 3, 2009
Cpt. E  
The traditional approach from the east has been altered by the presence of a gravel operation that is currently underway. The parking lot that you used to park in no longer exists. You now have to proceed another 100 yrds or so and park at the side of the road. You then basically thrash your way thru the woods, circumnavigating the gravel operation to intersect the old road that you used to walk up from the now-consumed parking lot. It's a 10-15 minute walk on a pleasant wooded trail to the east side from there. Jul 20, 2009

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