Elevation: 7,704 ft
GPS: 36.395, -106.195 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: David Kozak on Sep 18, 2013
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

The rock is cobble conglomerate and is the same as El RIto. The area is divided into two sectors, a lower slab and a treed grotto above. The lower slab is cleaned of loose rock while the upper grotto area still needs significant cleaning. The routes are between 40 and 60 feet in length and are fully equipped. Please do not top rope on the anchors.  

Getting There

From the parking area for El Rito follow the El RIto trail for about ten minutes and about 50 feet before the scree field that crosses the trail.  Cut up left on a general path toward the lower slab (not visible for much of the approach). This takes about 5 to ten minutes from the El Rito trail. There are three routes here. To get to the Grotto (not recommended at this time) scramble over a five foot wall about 60 feet left of the left-most lower slab route and go up and left to a steep gully. Twenty feet of Class 4 scrambling leads you into The Grotto. There is currently a fixed blue rope to help negotiate this section. Be advised that this scramble is too steep for dogs and small kids to negotiate safely. The Grotto area is a cool place. Please be respectful and don't use the area as a toilet.

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