Elevation: 6,316 ft
GPS: 36.321, -105.751 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian S on Jun 21, 2010
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

Basalt boulders located in the Rio Grande Gorge near the town of Pilar, NM. BLM fee area.

Getting There

From southside of Taos - Drive south on NM 68 to the town of Pilar (~15 miles). Turn right on NM 570 and drive 3.1 miles to Petaca Campground. The boulders can be seen from the road and campground.

5 Total Climbs

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john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Pretty good beer just down the road at Blue Heron Brewing. Jan 31, 2011
Ryan Callahan
Albuquerque, NM
Ryan Callahan   Albuquerque, NM
Hey guys, I'm headed out on Monday to check out these boulders, in terms of beginner climbs, how much is here? I assume that the climbs listed aren't all that's there. I'm a bit of a gumbys, V0-V3. Any beta would be appreciated Jul 15, 2016
Jeremy C
Golden, CO
Jeremy C   Golden, CO
(If this just saves 1 person some time it might be worth it)
My brother and I tried to get in some bouldering here recently and had issues locating the boulders themselves at first because the Petaca campground is placed on the wrong side of the road in the books drawing (Taos Rock by Jay Foley) and there are some scale issues. It was a fun morning anyway and we did eventually find some of the boulders. It was more of an exploratory experience than a rad bouldering session. I'll just leave it at that. The river is RIGHT there to jump in though. Hard to beat that.

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The boulders that we found were in roughly between Petaca and Lone Juniper campgrounds, but on the other side of the road, up the hill about 50m Aug 6, 2018