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IntroSanta Fe, a major tourist destination, the oldest capital city in the US, offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences, and a wide variety of year-round climbing.
The nearest areas are:
- Diablo Canyon - basalt sport and trad
- Cochiti Mesa - once-famous pocket sport climbing
- The Pecos - granite sport cragging
- 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
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.
Santa Fe Crags, bouldering, and alpine- Truchas Peaks: The Truchas Peaks area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico offers a high abundance of quality, secluded hiking and mountain adventure.
- 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.
- Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding 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
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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