Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
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Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Seasonal Raptor Nesting. Details


Climb a steep face (protected by 2 bolts); step right (crux) a little ways above the 2nd bolt, then up a fun wide arete with big holds to chains.

Note: Independence Day is the name of the route in Dennis Jackson's Rock Climbing New Mexico (2006), and Whodunit? is the name given in Jay Foley's Taos Rock (2005). (Edit 10/18/08: see comments below for clarification.)


This is the leftmost route in Independence Gully. Scramble up the gully a ways, and look for 2 bolts on your left, which marks the start of the route.


Standard rack of stoppers and cams to 3" plus 6-8 double length runners or quickdraws. Gear required above the first 2 bolts. Stoppers and small/medium cams are especially useful.