Albuquerque anchor accessable from hiking?


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Ray Ben · · Albuquerque · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 0

I am taking my neice climbing but she is too young and inexperienced to lead belay. Is there an anchor where I can setup a top rope by hiking to it? I vaguely recall hearing that there is one in Socorro or maybe on big block that you can hike up to. Preferably below 5.10.

Mark Dalen · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 935

Ranger Rock, Tijeras ...

Socotra · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 10
Eric Sorte · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 40

There are several short top-rope climbs you can set up from on top in Soccorro.  They're on that first wall right in front of you when you park (Waterfall Wall - https://www.mountainproject.com/v/waterfall-wall/105934803). 

Jason Halladay · · Los Alamos, NM · Joined Oct 2005 · Points: 10,472

I haven't been there but the Scarry Wall near Socorro reportedly has a number of easy/moderate routes that can be set up on TR from the top. 

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