(01) Jabba the Hutt/Sport-Homo Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Photo-topo of the left (west) end of the Sport-Hom...
The leftmost (western) end of the Original Side, this area is sunny and protected from the wind, making it a good cold-weather area. The rock tends to be sandy and featured, without much varnish.
Jabba the Hutt is a long, low, steeply-overhanging bulge of sandstone. There are many boulder problems on it, none of which are recorded. Bring a pad, a spotter, and have fun making sequences up. Trying to top out is not recommended.
Sport-Homo Wall is a small collection of climbs at the far end of the cliff, next the railroad tracks, that see very little traffic. The rock is not very strong, and should NOT be climbed on unless absolutely dry, but it does form interesting face features that make for good climbing. This Wall also includes both Mentmore's easiest climb (Leaning Slab, 5.3), and one of the hardest climb (Demon Within, 5.12a).
From the parking lot, follow the gravel road. Cross the arroyo and stay on the road until almost reaching the railroad tracks, then cut right across the saltbush to the obvious bulge of Jabba the Hutt.
Routes (from left to right)
Climbing Season For the Original Side area.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Demon Within 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a New Mexico
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Demon Within is not much more than a boulder problem, but boy is it fun! Climb the THIN, off-vertical slab to a big ledge midway up the cliff face. The moves are technical and balancy, not strength-dependent, and height is not an advantage. And the clipping stances are good. Once you reach the second bolt, the climbing eases considerably to the ledge. There are many different solutions to this route's challenges.If you want to TR this one, you have to scramble up to the ledge via the chimne...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: Photo-topo of Jabba the Hutt and the right (easter...
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