Elevation: 7,477 ft
GPS: 35.776, -106.375 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Smith on Oct 26, 2013
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

The main cliff is the first one above the Bandelier boundary. See the approach map on the main Capulin page. The main cliff has the majority of the longer routes--some are 200 foot single pitches. Two ropes are a good idea, though it's possible to spend a nice day there on the shorter routes.

Many of these routes have only been climbed once. Expect loose rock and some dirt.

Getting There

Follow the fire line from the parking area to the end of the ridge, heading East towards Bandelier. At the very end of the ridge, look for a break between two 15 foot tall rocks. A climber's trail drops into the canyon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Tree Hugger
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Easy, Vicar!
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Captain Obvious
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Physical
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 12
Frisky Widow
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Hellbender
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Monkey Business
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Capulin Classic
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
History Lesson
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Loctite
Trad 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Widowmaker
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tree Hugger
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Easy, Vicar!
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Captain Obvious
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Physical
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Frisky Widow
 12
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Hellbender
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Monkey Business
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Capulin Classic
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
History Lesson
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Loctite
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Widowmaker
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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