Elevation: 2,461 ft
GPS: 25.953, -100.471 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kyber on Apr 2, 2009
Admins: Hank Caylor, MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

Description

Always in the shade! Although the hike might not be.. very secluded. Rock is good but it does get dirty (some kind of white calcium buildup) so bring a brush... the bouldering is really really fun although nothing really tops out. The sport climbing is similar to a shorter version of the las animas wall at el salto (tufas, stalactites, jugs, etc...)

Getting There

Getting there requires going through the mine. If the mine is active then its likely their gonna turn you away as they will not let you just stroll through an operating mine. But if its closed (which it usually is) then you walk into the mine (this can be done by going through the gate in the posada fence that runs the back of their campground or walking down towards the town and taking a right at the split) either way head to the upmost left part of the mine. There are two v-shaped features above and left of the mine, one has a huge stellar looking white wall above it, this is NOT where you wanna go! You wanna go to the ravine just left of that one. The trail doesn't see a lot of traffic (although we did just machete our way through it twice in the last week) so it sometimes a bit overgrown. Look for cairns, stay mostly in the ravine and keep your eye on the left V and you'll be fine. Long pants can be nice for the approach and then also for the dozens of kneebars that can be found in the cave.

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Cold Woman, Warm Tufa
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Beer Belly
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cold Woman, Warm Tufa Fitness Cave
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Beer Belly Fitness Cave
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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