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Elevation: 8,080 ft
GPS: 36.15958, -105.58527
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Beautiful high mountain setting in pristine canyon with bullet-hard rock. Moderate trad on the banks of a mountain stream (Water Wall), and a few fun bolted sport routes on the steep black and orange cliff band above (Fire Wall).

Getting There Suggest change

Hwy 518 about 18 miles south of Taos. Look for FS Rd 22 just past Comales Campground at a turnout on the right. If you get to Sipapu, you missed it...

Great swimming a mile East on NM 518 at a pull out on the north of the road below a series of small waterfalls.

Food, gas, lodging and a nice disc golf course in Sipapu Ski Area a few miles further east on NM518. One of the most family friendly climbing areas in Taos county.

Guide book for the area is Jay Foley's "Taos Rock"

Local guide service www.climbtaos.com

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Classic Climbing Routes at Comales Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 33
Stella's Groove
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Fun for the Whole Family
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
In Descent
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Nicole's Corner
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Kindling
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Prescribed Burn
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
It Takes a Village to Raise a Route
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Shadow Caster
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
The Egg
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Fire Walker
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Burnt
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 27
Reignite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 22
Toast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Family Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Hammer Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stella's Groove Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fun for the Whole Family Upper Tier > Tim's Thumb
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
In Descent Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nicole's Corner Upper Tier > Block
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Kindling Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Prescribed Burn Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
It Takes a Village to Raise… Upper Tier > Tim's Thumb
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Shadow Caster Upper Tier > Block
 27
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Egg Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fire Walker Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Burnt Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Reignite Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 27
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Toast Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 22
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Family Man Upper Tier > Tim's Thumb
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hammer Time Upper Tier > Fire Wall
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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