Elevation: 6,723 ft
GPS: 33.335, -105.669 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew B. Ellis on Apr 19, 2018
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

Ruidoso is a somewhat idyllic southwestern mountain town often visited by what can seem like all of west Texas during holidays and summer months. The cooler temperatures make for a nice escape from the area desert crags when the temperatures climb. There is no capstone climbing area, but rather a collection of smaller crags and bouldering spots. Many of these are in development by a tenacious and dedicated local crew, and many have simply been rediscovered. More beta will be added to these pages as I can get photos and routes are established/named.

See the sub sections for more information on the different crag locations and routes/problems.

If you have information on old beta, we would love to hear it so we can update info and give credit where credit is due.

Getting There

Several sub areas within roughly an hour of downtown Ruidoso, NM. Ruidoso is two hours east of Socorro, or one hour northeast of Alamogordo. See the sub areas for guidance on locating the crags.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ruidoso Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Pocket Rocket
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
The Long Way Up
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
First Date
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pocket Rocket Capitan Gap
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
The Long Way Up Capitan Gap
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
First Date S Fork
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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