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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Truth or Consequences Area

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5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 14
Harley Quinn Devotion
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Two Face
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Barber Shop Cafe
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 14
Crystal Mess
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Cactus Butt
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Rocket Science
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Tufa Consequences
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Mega Man
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 18
Dynamic Duo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Raising the Barr
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Super Hero
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
The Odyssey
Sport 2 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 9
New Beginning
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Bella Donna
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Harley Quinn Devotion Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 14
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Two Face Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Barber Shop Cafe Percha Creek, Hillsboro
 14
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crystal Mess Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 14
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
I'll Be Your Poison Ivy Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Villain Wall
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cactus Butt Red Rock Arroyo > Upper Park
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rocket Science Red Rock Arroyo > … > E Side > Northwest Passage
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tufa Consequences Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Tufa Wall
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mega Man Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dynamic Duo Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 18
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Raising the Barr Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Barr
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Super Hero Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Super Hero Wall (Grey…
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
The Odyssey Caballo Lake > Bat Cave Area > Trojan Wall (Right of…
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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