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Elevation: 5,437 ft 1,657 m
GPS: 33.15512, -107.30755
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Beautiful winter limestone crag overlooking the city of Truth or Consequences.  All of the sport climbs here are well-bolted, with user-friendly anchors, and have plaques with names and grades below the route.

11/29/22 - when camping, please bring your own firewood.  There is no firewood in this desert environment.  Please don't tear down ocotillo for firewood, they may look dead but are just dormant.  

Getting There Suggest change

Take Exit 75 for Williamsburg from I-25 which will put you on S. Broadway. Continue past the second gas station on the left and look for a solar panel field on the left and the Sierra County fairgrounds a bit further on the left. At the point where you see the Williamsburg Village offices on the right along with a street sign for Mona Avenue, turn left into what looks like an empty lot. You'll see a road in that lot that lead that heads towards the fairgrounds for a moment and then bears a left. At the t-junction a few minutes further along the dirt road, go left. (Note the junction for your return trip when you'll make a right to get back to Broadway. You'll see a street sign for Mesquite Lane on your left that marks your turn.) As you go under the interstate, set your odometer to 0. Head up over the dam, and at 1.4 miles (or 1.3 miles on some odometers), turn right into a large arroyo. A cairn marks that turn. Be sure to follow the visible tracks in the arroyo and continue for .5 (or .6) mile where you'll see a doubletrack road on your left that heads up on to the mesa. Follow that road to the water tank and park here (unless you have high clearance 4 wheel drive, and can park at the upper parking). This point is 2.9 miles from where you set your odometer. Walk to the end of the road and follow the cairns to the wall.

The first wall you'll reach is the Winter Wall.  Climbs here range from 5.8 to 5.12.  
Follow the trail along the base and descend a short, easy down-climb to reach the Crow Feather Wall.  Climbs here range from 5.8 to 5.12.  
To reach the Yellow Wall, follow a trail across the scree at the bottom of the down-climb.  
To reach the Vacation Wall, continue up the switchbacks along the Crow Feather Wall to the saddle.  Follow cairns west to a rock point where you'll see the Vacation Wall.

Local Amenities

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One of the best things about winter climbing in the T or C area is being able to take some time to enjoy some of its' eclectic experiences.  For a nice place to stay, Fire Water Lodge is a great local experience with in-room hot mineral springs tubs, and they allow dogs.. Rocket Inn is a good value with clean rooms and a nice bed.  They also allow dogs.  

Riverbend Hot Springs has hot mineral tub soaks on the river.  You have the option for both public or private tubs and a hot shower after a wonderful winter day of climbing.

Blackstone Hotsprings is a luxury lodging option with some interesting themed rooms with in-room hot spring tubs.

Other must-do stops are Passion Pie Cafe, which has amazing coffee and baked goods or breakfast before you head to crag.  For a more traditional breakfast check out the Old Brick Cafe or Carmen's ( not open Sunday).  Both are a good value.   The T or C brewery is very cool with live music, lots of good beer, and an amazing food truck in the back alley.   For a good value, the A & B Drive In is fairly fast and gives you a good local experience.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mud Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 42
Little Green Alien
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Marigold
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Not a Cruise
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Semiautomatic
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Gangsta Lean
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Bee Keeper
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 52
Javelina Express
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
The Drifter
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 13
All Inclusive
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Circus Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
49.
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 33
Stunner
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
In Range
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
50.
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 15
Fear and Clothing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Green Alien Winter Wall
 42
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Marigold Winter Wall
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Not a Cruise Vacation Wall
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Semiautomatic Winter Wall
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Gangsta Lean Winter Wall
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bee Keeper Winter Wall
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Javelina Express Winter Wall
 52
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The Drifter Winter Wall
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
All Inclusive Vacation Wall
 13
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Circus Dog Crow Feather Wall
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
49. Crow Feather Wall
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Stunner Winter Wall
 33
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
In Range Winter Wall
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
50. Crow Feather Wall
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Fear and Clothing Winter Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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