Elevation: 4,303 ft
GPS: 33.13472, -107.24976
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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.

233 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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Little Green Alien
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Marigold
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Farewell, Bella Luca
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 30
Crystal Mess
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Not a Cruise
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
Javelina Express
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Dynamic Duo
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Rocket Science
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 38
Mega Man
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
49.
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 29
Stunner
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
In Range
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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Green Alien Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Marigold Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Farewell, Bella Luca Mud Mountain > Crow Feather Wall
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crystal Mess Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 30
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Not a Cruise Mud Mountain > Vacation Wall
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Javelina Express Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Dynamic Duo Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 32
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rocket Science Red Rock Arroyo > … > E Side > Northwest Passage
 36
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mega Man Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 38
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
49. Mud Mountain > Crow Feather Wall
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Stunner Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 29
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
In Range Mud Mountain > Winter Wall
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 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
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