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Alf Rig Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 33.9836, -106.9971 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bob Broilo on Jan 5, 2010
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A low-density, high-quality bouldering spot. More slopers than the usual Box fare.

North-facing and very exposed to wind and weather.

Getting There 

A high-clearance vehicle is helpful but careful driving will get a normal car up there.

Just before reaching the Major Wall parking, there is a road veering West (right) from the main road, going up the hill. Follow this road through a gate and then turn North at the interesection. Follow the road around the North side of the hill. Turn right off the road just under the mine and park near the end of the mine before the road fades away.

Hike West-ish to the North side of the obvious hill. The boulders are just over the shoulder. See the bouldering map on the main Socorro page.

Climbing Season

For the Southern Box areas area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Alf Rig

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Alf Rig:
American Beauty   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   
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American Beauty V6 7A  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : Alf Rig
Crux is up high so watch your ankles!A stellar line anywhere. Powerful moves lead to delicate moves lead to an exciting crux leads to a juggy finish.Sit start has been done, adds some difficulty (V9-ish) but detracts from the quality....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By issac overright
From: Farmington NM
Apr 25, 2017
Rock Climbing Photo: Since the mine has blocked access to the  Alf Rig ...
Since the mine has blocked access to the Alf Rig trail, this is the map showing the new trail that intersects the old trail past the mine. The trail is marked with cairns, and the split from the scary wall trail is well defined and posted.

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