Elevation: 4,303 ft
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Shared By: Karl R. Kiser on Sep 23, 2013
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Description

The climbing is east and west of the town of Truth or Consequences (often simply called "T or C") and not in the actual town. The T/C category is useful to distinguish the climbing from both the Socorro and Las Cruces climbing areas.

Much of the climbing is bolt protected climbing established in the past decade. Areas include:

Red Rock Arroyo: Rhyolite rock, mostly bolted moderate routes with camping and little to no approach. A high clearance vehicle is better.

Percha Creek: Andesite rock, mixed crack and bolted faces with a five minute approach. Park at the old bridge.

Caballo Lake: Huge limestone faces, mostly tall bolted routes with a moderate approach. A 4X4 vehicle is best for the rough roads.

Getting There

All crags require an exit from I-25 to either the east or west.

Redrock Arroyo (NW of T/C): Located northwest of Monticello, NM off Forest Road #225.

Percha Creek (SW of T/C): Located near Hillsboro, NM underneath NM Highway #152.

Caballo Lake (SE of T/C): Located in the Caballo Mountains above the lake.

216 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Truth or Consequences Area

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5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 17
Harley Quinn Devotion
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Two Face
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 19
Crystal Mess
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Joker's Wild
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Rocket Science
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Dynamic Duo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Mega Man
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
The Iliad
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Super Hero
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Raising the Barr
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Odyssey
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
In Range
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 9
New Beginning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 6
Bella Donna
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Harley Quinn Devotion Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 17
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Two Face Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crystal Mess Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 19
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Joker's Wild Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rocket Science Red Rock Arroyo > … > E Side > Northwest Passage
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dynamic Duo Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mega Man Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Iliad Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Trojan Wall (Right of…
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Super Hero Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Raising the Barr Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Barr
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Odyssey Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Trojan Wall (Right of…
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
In Range Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
New Beginning Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > New Beginnings Wall
 9
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Bella Donna Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Bat Cave
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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