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Areas in Las Cruces Area Climbing

Dona Ana Mountains 36 / 3 / 1 / 36 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 74
Organ Mountains 250 / 13 / 25 / 66 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 6 / 345
Rough and Ready Hills 17 / 30 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 40
Elevation: 3,898 ft
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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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
White Lightning
Boulder
Organ Mtns > … 1 > Volcano > Rave
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
North Face
Trad 9 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cross-trainer
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Left Eyebrow
Trad 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deer Leg
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Velvet
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gertch's Folly
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Under the Bull
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tooth or Consequences
Trad 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tooth Fairy
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Reddi-Wip
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tooth Extraction
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Halitosis Monkey
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Science Friction (to Left Eyebrow)
Trad 9 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unnamed Arete
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Lightning Organ Mtns > … 1 > Volcano > Rave V2 5+ Boulder
North Face Organ Mtns > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Cross-trainer Dona Ana Mtns > Checkerboard Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Left Eyebrow Organ Mtns > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 9 pitches
Deer Leg Rough and Ready H… > N End routes 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Black Velvet Organ Mtns > Rabbit Ears Area > Southern Comfort Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Gertch's Folly Organ Mtns > Low Horns > Gertch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 7 pitches
Under the Bull Rough and Ready H… > N End routes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tooth or Consequences Organ Mtns > High Horns > Tooth 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Tooth Fairy Organ Mtns > High Horns > Tooth 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reddi-Wip Rough and Ready H… > Reddi-Wip Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tooth Extraction Organ Mtns > High Horns > Tooth 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Halitosis Monkey Rough and Ready H… > Original Area 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Science Friction (to Left E… Organ Mtns > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 9 pitches
Unnamed Arete Rough and Ready H… > Original Area 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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