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Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black Cave)

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Broken Desire S 
Broken Desire 43 S 
Cobble Killer S 
Cobbletopia S 
Kick Me in the Jimmy S 

Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black Cave) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 36.38951, -106.23471 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Jul 27, 2014
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Black Cave. Projecting the climb.


The obvious black cave of dubious rock quality. Initially, we only ventured into the cave with one, short route. With lots of effort and work the cave has yielded the highest concentration of hard routes in the El Rito area. The cave has a 50' deep tunnel in the back from old mining activity.

Getting There 

The cave is on the left side of the Main Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Little River Wall area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black Cave)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black Cave):
Kick Me in the Jimmy   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 49'   
Broken Desire   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 30'   
Broken Desire 43   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Broken Desire 43 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  New Mexico : El Rito : ... : Cobble Cave (a.k.a. Black C...
I extended Broken Desire to the lip of the cave on my 43rd birth day. It adds some length and difficulty to the climb. It felt like 13b, although I was sick that day. It was a great tease of what challenging lines are to come out of that cave....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wishing the rock was better in here. August 2013.
Wishing the rock was better in here. August 2013.

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By skelldify
Jul 30, 2015
Awesome! Glad to see that people are bolting this cave, even though it destroyed my goal of doing all the routes at this crag! New goal: do all routes here except the two 13s and one 14!!

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