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The nearest areas are:
* Diablo Canyon - basalt sport and trad
* Cochiti Mesa - once-famous pocket sport climbing
* The Pecos - granite sport cragging
Other areas with 1 hour include:
* El Rito - cobble-y sport and easy 2-pitch trad
* Taos - various types, sport & trad
* White Rock - basalt sport and trad
* Palomas Peak - limestone sport
* The Sandias - mostly multipitch trad
Seek out the sunny cliffs of areas like Diablo and Cochiti in the colder months; in the summer, head to the shaded valley of the Pecos or the shady cliffs at Diablo and Eagle Canyon.
Camping The areas near most of the crags (Diablo, Cochiti) provide low-key opportunities for dirtbagging on public land. Be aware that the Pecos River Canyon has seen a lot of impact from camping. Lodging at various levels of luxury can be had in Santa Fe.
Climbing Gym The Santa Fe Climbing Center (SFCC) offers indoor climbing for the evenings and the cold,snowy days in the winter. The SFCC has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff and also offers outdoor guiding at local areas.
Gear The Santa Fe Climbing Center offers an ever-expanding selection of climbing gear including Black Diamond, Petzl and La Sportiva. The Santa Fe REI also has a decent selection of climbing gear.
- Diablo Canyon: Single to multi-pitch, sport and trad, less than vertical to overhanging. A nice variety of climbing on excellent to poor quality basalt.
- Capulin Canyon and Cochiti Mesa Area Crags: Think vertical pockets and monos. Technical climbing away from the crowds on a former destination sport climbing area.
- Pecos River Canyon: Picturesque granite crag northeast of Santa Fe, NM.
- Apache Canyon (a.k.a. Grasshopper Canyon) Bouldering: A large overhanging chunk of sandstone with at least 20 different variations. Just 20 minutes outside of Santa Fe.
Classic Climbing Routes at Santa Fe Area
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