Las Cruces Area Climbing Rock Climbing
The second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. Located way down by the Texas and Mexico border. Very mild winters means rock climbing year round, as long as you think climbing in intense desert heat is feasible.
Areas around Las Cruces include:
The Organ Mountains
, a jagged ridge of rugged peaks. It's got a bit of everything, from bouldering at Pena Blanca
, to drive-up cragging at La Cueva
or high adventurous peaks along the rocky spine which distinguishes Las Cruces' sky-line.
The Dona Ana Mountains
are granitic mountains just north of town. Multi-pitch trad routes and bouldering abound here. Rough and Ready Hills
are the locals sport crag. About twenty routes on a short volcanic cliff-band west of the city.
As for climbing services: NMSU has a small climbing wall and gear shop and the Bike Store, Outdoor Adventures has a small selection of climbing gear.
Las Cruces is at the cross-roads between I-10 and I-25.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
389 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',116],['2 Stars',134],['1 Star',118],['Bomb',5]
Classic Climbing Routes in Las Cruces Area Climbing
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Las Cruces Area Climbing:
Featured Route For Las Cruces Area Climbing
Ingraham's Gully Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c New Mexico
: Organ Mountains
: ... : Organ Needle
This is a variation of the Normal Route as described in Ingraham's guide to the Organ Moutains web.nmsu.edu/~amato/ingrahamgu.... It goes up a gully on the S face of Organ Needle, and is the quickest way to reach the summit. The rock in this gully is solid, the climbing is fun, and the views/exposure are spectacular. Instead of following Ingraham's description by climbing onto the crumbly rock immediately north of Hummingbi...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico