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Easy Bake Alcove

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Seashells Shall Shine, The S 
Stray Capacitance S 

Easy Bake Alcove Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 35.82217, -106.54039 View Map  Incorrect?
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Facing due south, sheltered from the wind and way up above the river, the Easy Bake Alcove gets its name from the Easy-Bake Oven as the area tends to bake even on the coldest winter days. The area is definitely best as a winter crag but fall and spring are reasonable especially if the day is cloudy. Summer evenings are also quite nice.

You'll likely be climbing in t-shirts on sunny, calm winter days even if the temperature at the parking area is well below freezing.

Getting There 

Hike along the East Fork of the Jemez River from the main Las Conchas parking lot for about 15 minutes (roughly a mile). You'll cross the river three times on good bridges. After the third crossing, keep hiking past The Sponge. Just beyond The Hidden Tower but before the beautiful Leaning Tower is a big corner/alcove up above the river. This is the Easy Bake Alcove.

Climbing Season

For the Las Conchas area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Easy Bake Alcove

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Easy Bake Alcove:
Crucial Taunt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Babies in the House   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Stray Capacitance   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   
Lightbulb Not Included   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Autumnal Bliss   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Schwing!   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
The Color of Optimism   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Great position and rock on Lightbulb Not Included....

Lightbulb Not Included 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Easy Bake Alcove
A lightbulb gave the Easy Bake Oven its power but it's not power, but technique (and a touch of faith), that will get you to the top of this line.Start as for Babies in the House but clip bolts on the blunt arête to the right. After the third bolt leave the security of the corner with a tricky, blind reach to the arête. Engaging climbing leads up to gigantic holds through the roof and steep finish. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Karl Kiser
Apr 14, 2014
The crag is a good addition to the area. Thanks for the FAs!
By skelldify
Mar 27, 2016
Several routes at this crag were covered in chalk marks when we were there yesterday. If whoever did that reads this, please try to refrain from making large tick marks on routes, and if you must make them, please clean them off when you're done. They're unsightly, and greatly detract from peoples' onsight experiences. Thank you!