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Las Vegas / El Porvenir Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,212'
Location: 35.7135, -105.4162 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: El Porvenir and Hermits Peak

Description 

El Porvenir, located in northeastern New Mexico near Las Vegas, is home to Hermit Peak as well as many cliffs bordering the canyon. Climbing here is very undeveloped.

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Getting There 

"Hermit Peak is located in northern New Mexico about 20 miles northwest of Las Vegas (NM). From Interstate 25, exit at Las Vegas, highway 65. From Las Vegas, take New Mexico highway 65 (also Forest Service Road 263) west for about 14 miles, passing the little towns of Gallinas and El Porvenir. At about 14 miles the road forks. Right is Hwy 65 (FR 261), Left is FR 263. Turn right on FR 261at the signed fork and head to El Porvenir Campground. (Do not confuse the town of El Porvenir with El Porvenir Campground) The campground is about 3 miles past the fork. It is a paved road all the way to the parking lot. The trailhead is across the bridge into the campground. The Hermit Peak Trail is #223 and has a large sign at the beginning. Another trail, #219, to El Porvenir Canyon begins nearby. Use trail #223 to Hermit Peak. The trailhead is at 7500 feet."

Climbing Season

For the New Mexico, other Northern Areas area.

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

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