North Rd. West Bouldering
Routes in North Rd. West
|Baby New Year T WI3- M4|
|Country Rock V3+ 6A+|
|Donkey Punch, The V3+ 6A+|
|Fema Coffin Weenies V-easy 3|
|Green Wall T V0 4 WI3|
|Handrail Traverse, The V0- 4-|
|Honey V6+ 7A|
|Inundator V1+ 5|
|Knob Goblin (PFVP) V4 6B|
|Knob Goblin' V2 5+|
|Little Brat Baby T WI4 M5|
|Mountaineer, The V0- 4-|
|Nard Gargler V2+ 5+|
|Pinkies In a Blanket V5+ 6C+|
|Rob's Arete V2 5+|
|Rock Off V3 6A|
|Rock On! V2 5+|
|Standard Exit V0+ 4+|
|Waterfall Boulder Middle aka Unknown V1 5|
|GPS:||35.89, -106.325 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Brian Quiter on Sep 24, 2008|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionLocated in the Pueblo Canyon wash near North Road, Pueblo Canyon features high-friction tuff that is in many places choss. Where it is not choss, there is generally fun, slopey, movement with sandy landings.
The area has seen a bit of a revival of late. It was originally explored by Luke Laeser and company in the late 80's but recent activity by Miguel Hoffman, Colin McFarland, Shibli Fazal, Rob Hilko, Scott Beguin, Jason Hundhausen, Nate McDowell, and I think Ken Kisiel, and a couple more people - including myself, has brought the area back into local consciousness.
The area features many holds, so it is good for contrivances. There are obvious lines, but something harder is probably nearby.
Getting ThereFrom everywhere outside of Los Alamos, go there and take Diamond Drive north. Shortly after the gas station on the left, hang a left on North Rd. (the sign is hard to see, but its immediately after Ridge). Go to the bottom of the wash and park on the right. Walk across the street and the bouldering begins just north of the Roadside Boulder (I hereby dub) with one line that currently needs cleaning (project V6?).
The main area is about 5 minutes up the wash, but there appear to be several fun diversions on the walls lining the approach.
Another taller boulder is located 100' past the main area.
The main area is close to the GPS location shown.
Classic Climbing Routes at North Rd. West
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