Elevation: 5,392 ft
GPS: 25.39579, -100.24296
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 26, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Rudy Peckham, Hank Caylor, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Ricardo Orozco

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 it’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
 64
Culo De Merlin
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 100
Tu Felicidad
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Codyote
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Descondido
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Spider Love
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 57
Nosferatus
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Limestoner
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Fibonacci Sequence
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Soul Power
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Tecolote
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Kika Shredder
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 15
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
 64
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tu Felicidad
 100
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Codyote
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Descondido
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Spider Love
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Nosferatus
 57
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Limestoner
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Fibonacci Sequence
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Soul Power
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tecolote
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Kika Shredder
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
la violencia
 15
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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