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L to R R to L Alpha
A Little More Hoof S 
Drive By Shooting S 
Flake Out S 
Forest S 
Garden Wall T,S,TR 
General Mayhem S 
Green Thumb S 
Major Distraction S 
Portal S 
Road Rage S 
Woof Toof Noof Roof S 

Gateway Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.816, -106.533 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Aug 9, 2006
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Beautiful meadow climbing just near the creek. Be prepared for gawking and lots of questions ("who put those bolts up there?; how did you get the rope up there?; did you go to the top?) from the several hikers that use the trail into the canyon.
Get morning sun and afternoon shade.

Getting There 

Follow the trail at the left side of the creek for about 100 yards. The crag is just to the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gateway Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gateway Rock:
Drive By Shooting   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Forest   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 62'   
Woof Toof Noof Roof   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Road Rage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
General Mayhem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 30'   
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Featured Route For Gateway Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: On Forest on a fine November day well before it wa...

Forest 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  New Mexico : Jemez Mountains and Jemez V... : ... : Gateway Rock
A steep, featured, route with cool tufa-like rails on the far right side of Gateway Rock. Figure out how to pull up off the ground to a chalked-up tooth and then get to a crack where a .5 camalot previously protected steep moves. Now a couple of bolts protect it. Continue up on nicely featured face and crack climbing passing a number of bolts as the crack gets wider (fist size) and steeper. You don't need crack skills, however, as there are plenty of nice features to grasp along the way. Thi...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Gateway Rock as seen from the meadow
Gateway Rock as seen from the meadow
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Just below the top of Forest as While i ...
View from Just below the top of Forest as While i ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at Gateway Rock on a beautiful November d...
Climbing at Gateway Rock on a beautiful November d...

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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Aug 25, 2017
Gateway Rock is featured in the 2016 film "The Ridiculous 6" as several actors ride below the formation.

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