Elevation: 3,898 ft
GPS: 32.308, -106.787 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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 local sport crag. More than 40 routes on a short volcanic cliff-band, a roughly 30-minute drive west of the city.

As for climbing services: NMSU has a small climbing wall and gear shop, and Ride On Sports (E Lohmann Ave) also has a small selection of climbing gear. Outdoor Adventures (Missouri Ave) used to sell some basic gear, but they no longer do.

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 65
North Face
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 63
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
 30
Lowenbrau Light
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
Deer Leg
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 20
Gertch's Folly
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Black Velvet
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Margaritaville
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Under the Bull
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Tooth or Consequences
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 29
Tooth Fairy
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Reddi-Wip
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Tooth Extraction
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 39
Halitosis Monkey
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Unnamed Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Face Organ Mountains > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Cross-trainer Dona Ana Mountains > Checkerboard Wall
 63
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
 30
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Deer Leg Rough & Ready H… > (A) N End routes
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Gertch's Folly Organ Mountains > Low Horns > Gertch
 20
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Black Velvet Organ Mountains > Rabbit Ears Area > Southern Comfort Wall
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Margaritaville Organ Mountains > Rabbit Ears Area > Southern Comfort Wall
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Under the Bull Rough & Ready H… > (A) N End routes
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tooth or Consequences Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Tooth Fairy Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 29
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Reddi-Wip Rough & Ready H… > (C) Reddi-Wip Area
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tooth Extraction Organ Mountains > High Horns > Tooth
 23
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Halitosis Monkey Rough & Ready H… > (D) Original Area
 39
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unnamed Arete Rough & Ready H… > (D) Original Area
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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