Elevation: 6,603 ft
GPS: 35.543, -108.702 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nate Bia on Jun 22, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

Looking for a few hours of just you and the rock? This is the place. The Barn Yard is a small collection of fun, easy access sandstone boulders nestled under the red sandstone spine of the Gallup Hogback. Although the rock can be sandy and crumbly in some places, climbers have been visiting the Barn Yard since the late 90s and the majority of the established problems are very solid. There are mostly easy-moderate problems, with a few projects that could push into the higher grades.

Getting There

From exit 22 in Gallup, NM head north a few hundred feet to the intersection of superman Canyon Rd/Hassler Valley Rd and Ford Rd take a right at the light and head east for a 1.2 miles. Turn left on the dirt road just past the Juvenille detention center. Head north on the dirt road for .3 miles then turn right onto a sandy two track which will bring you right to the boulders after .25 miles. The boulders are all within a couple minute walk of the parking lot.

Update 12/10/19 - Grading/maintenance on the road to the motocross park has led to the creation of a ditch and berm combo that discourages crossing onto the "sandy two track" in lower clearance vehicles. An alternative is to just drive straight up the hill, pull off slightly, and park where the road begins to bend left (~0.4 mile from the turn off). There's two big wooden gate posts and a little pull off to your right where a short trail leading east to the Barn Yard starts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Barn Yard

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2- 5+
 4
Tall Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 5
A-Frame
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Hobbit
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Falcon Punch
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tall Arete
 4
V2- 5+ Boulder
A-Frame
 5
V2 5+ Boulder
Hobbit
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Falcon Punch
 3
V6 7A Boulder
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