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Elevation: 4,303 ft 1,312 m
GPS: 33.13472, -107.24976
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Shared By: Karl R. Kiser on Sep 23, 2013
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

236 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Truth or Consequences Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Not a Cruise
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Rocket Science
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Mega Man
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Raising the Barr
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
All Inclusive
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Circus Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
49.
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 33
Stunner
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
Gambit
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Old Man Direct
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
In Range
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
50.
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Fear and Clothing
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 12
New Beginning
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Bella Donna
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Not a Cruise Mud Mountain > Vacation Wall
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rocket Science Red Rock Arroyo > … > E Side > Northwest Passage
 40
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mega Man Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Raising the Barr Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Barr
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
All Inclusive Mud Mountain > Vacation Wall
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Circus Dog Mud Mountain > Crow Feather Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
49. Mud Mountain > Crow Feather Wall
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Stunner Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 33
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gambit Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Old Man Direct Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Bat Cave
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
In Range Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
50. Mud Mountain > Crow Feather Wall
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Fear and Clothing Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
New Beginning Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > New Beginnings Wall
 12
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Bella Donna Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Bat Cave
 7
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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