Elevation: 5,314 ft
GPS: 32.464, -106.783 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 1,681 total · 35/month
Shared By: Marta Reece on Jun 10, 2015
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Today
83°F - 55°F 28°C - 13°C
Sat
85°F - 57°F 29°C - 14°C
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87°F - 55°F 31°C - 13°C
Memorial Day
82°F - 52°F 28°C - 11°C
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79°F - 52°F 26°C - 11°C
Wed
83°F - 57°F 28°C - 14°C

Description

The wall is about 300 feet tall at the highest point, about 500 feet or so wide. It faces basically north, with a sort of a bowl shape in its center. The rock varies from quite solid to somewhat fractured to really fractured. It's called the Sugar Bowl not because it's sweet, but because much of it looks like a bowl of sugar cubes. Loose.

The angle of the rock is quite variable. There are some easy slabs to the left of the bowl, some overhangs, some stretches of steep ground, but the most common terrain is steep but still somewhat slabby. There do appear to be some really fine, even if not especially long, cracks. The area provides good summer climbing, especially in the morning, but its location in the Dona Ana Mountains means a hot walk back to the car.

Getting There

Location of area: Behind Checkerboard, left of Windy Woman.
Driving directions: Leave Jornada Road as if heading to Checkerboard. Turn right onto Power Line Road. At the gate, turn left. Turn left again when the road forks. Stop shortly before or at the large boulder. Sugar Bowl will be on your left with about 20 minute approach.

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