Elevation: 7,415 ft
GPS: 35.656, -105.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rich Heisler on Jan 9, 2010
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Access Issue: Private Property - Climbing Prohibited Details

Description

Limestone bouldering cave near Las Vegas. Basically a grafitti and broken glass covered chossy limestone cave that was transformed into a powerful gymnastic bouldering spot. Maybe not so pretty to look at, but amazing problems and movement. Problems range from v3 to hard v13. Please don't visit if you are offended by reinforced or altered rock, this won't be the place for you. If you just want to climb hard and powerful problems, then you are in luck. A dead body was found here also.

Not for the squeamish.

Getting There

A few miles outside Las Vegas, NM.

Drive on NM 65 (aka Hot Springs Rd.) toward Montezuma, pass the United World College and the hot springs. Start going up the hill on NM 65 (aka FR 263). At this point you are headed northwest of the springs. Drive for about 8-10 minutes once you pass the hot springs. 0.3 miles past mile marker 8, look for a decent paved pull-out on the right. There may or may not be two trees that have white crosses painted on them. You can see the wall from the parking. Park off the road and walk up the trail.

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Thanks for the info on route names. We've been bouldering here for a number of years, but never new the names. Jan 31, 2010
Owen S.
Los Alamos
Owen S.   Los Alamos
This area is on private property, climbing here is technically not allowed without the landowners permission. Sep 14, 2018
Daniel H.
Santa Fe
Daniel H.   Santa Fe
Visited this area the other day. Seems like a few problems have lost key holds. Miami bass wars seems no longer possible, couldn't locate the mentioned "glue blocks". We broke an undercling knob off of Bikini Kill too, though the move still goes. The other climbs were gymnastic, fun and powerful. Rock quality leaves a lot to be desired, though the classic climbs are clean-ish. Be prepared to be a bit confused as to where lines start/end if only relying on the MP descriptions. Oct 9, 2018
Daniel H.
Santa Fe
Daniel H.   Santa Fe
Apparently this area is on private property, with reports of climbers being escorted out by a sheriff recently. Not sure who owns the land, but I don't recommend trespassing to climb here. Crag is roadside and passersby will be able to see you as you're climbing. It's listed as "USFS" in Owen's NM Bouldering Guidebook, but he has confirmed that is not accurate. Just a heads up! go to the Temple instead :) Oct 9, 2018