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Description

The second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. Located way down by the Texas and Mexico border. Very mild winters means rock climbing year round, as long as you think climbing in intense desert heat is feasible.

Areas around Las Cruces include:
The Organ Mountains, a jagged ridge of rugged peaks. It's got a bit of everything, from bouldering at Pena Blanca, to drive-up cragging at La Cueva or high adventurous peaks along the rocky spine which distinguishes Las Cruces' sky-line.

The Dona Ana Mountains are granitic mountains just north of town. Multi-pitch trad routes and bouldering abound here.

Rough and Ready Hills are the locals sport crag. About twenty routes on a short volcanic cliff-band west of the city.

As for climbing services: NMSU has a small climbing wall and gear shop and the Bike Store, Outdoor Adventures has a small selection of climbing gear.

Getting There

Las Cruces is at the cross-roads between I-10 and I-25.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Las Cruces Area Climbing

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V1 5
 3
Thanks for the Pocket Julie Newmar
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 58
North Face
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Cross-trainer
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 25
Left Eyebrow
Trad 9 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Lowenbrau Light
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 19
Gertch's Folly
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Black Velvet
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Under the Bull
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Tooth or Consequences
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 26
Tooth Fairy
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 33
Reddi-Wip
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Tooth Extraction
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Halitosis Monkey
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Science Friction (to Left Eyebrow)
Trad 9 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
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Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thanks for the Pocket Julie… Dona Ana Mountains > Pizza Boulders
 3
V1 5 Boulder
North Face Organ Mountains > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf
 58
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Cross-trainer Dona Ana Mountains > Checkerboard Wall
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Left Eyebrow Organ Mountains > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf
 25
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Lowenbrau Light Organ Mountains > Rabbit Ears Area > Southern Comfort Wall
 27
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Gertch's Folly Organ Mountains > Low Horns > Gertch
 19
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Black Velvet Organ Mountains > Rabbit Ears Area > Southern Comfort Wall
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Under the Bull Rough & Ready H… > (A) N End routes
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tooth or Consequences Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Tooth Fairy Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 26
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Reddi-Wip Rough & Ready H… > (C) Reddi-Wip Area
 33
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tooth Extraction Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 22
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Halitosis Monkey Rough & Ready H… > (D) Original Area
 36
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Science Friction (to Left E… Organ Mountains > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 9 pitches
Unnamed Arete Rough & Ready H… > (D) Original Area
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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