Elevation: 5,392 ft
GPS: 25.396, -100.243 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 26, 2009 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Hank Caylor, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

Description

The Tecolote Cave is like any other typical limestone cave except for the abundance of tufas, stalactites, tunnels, and other weird features. There are a few vertical climbs on the edges of the cave, but the most striking lines are the steep ones. Grades range from 5.10 to 5.14.

Getting There

Follow the 4WD road past the Animas Wall until it drops down and rejoins the wash. From here continue for another 5 or 10 minutes and the cave will be obvious high up on the hillside to the right, somewhat obscured by trees. Just before coming directly below the cave, an obvious, well-traveled trail heads steeply up the hillside. All in all itÂ’s probably 20-30 minutes from the Animas Wall. Expect direct sun even in the winter.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tecolote Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Culo De Merlin
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 61
Tu Felicidad
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Missing Hanger
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Spider Love
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 36
Nosferatus
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Limestoner
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Golden Man/La Espiral
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Tecolote
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Kika Shredder
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 11
la violencia
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Huiratica
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Culo De Merlin
 45
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tu Felicidad
 61
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Missing Hanger
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Spider Love
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Nosferatus
 36
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Limestoner
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Golden Man/La Espiral
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Tecolote
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Kika Shredder
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
la violencia
 11
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Huiratica
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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