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Long Rib Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 32.3643, -106.58366 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: An interesting section of the south wall of the Lo...


The Rib Cage approach trail leads directly to the base of this appropriately-named rib. From there, one has the choice of either immediately climbing onto the spine of Long Rib or else turning right and traversing into the Long Rib/Knife Rib gully, where the Long Rib south wall can be accessed. Based on limited scouting missions, this rib appears to have great potential for fun climbing. Ingraham's guide describes a climb traversing the entire length of the Long Rib, suggesting that it entails between 12 and 15 pitches before finishing up on the Rabbit Ears Massif summit

Getting There 

Follow the approach instructions for the Rib Cage area.

Climbing Season

For the Rabbit Ears Area area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Very rough topo of the route (better photos coming...

Xiphoid Process 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New Mexico : Organ Mountains : ... : Long Rib
This route may be the easiest way to get onto Long Rib proper from the north, after bypassing some false summits and razor thin ridgleline on the lower several hundred feet of Long Rib. There is at least one viable alternative to P1, and probably several more. Evidence exists of past climbing here, in the form of a section of large diameter, very old rope around the base of a large Ponderosa Pine tree at the end of the route. This particular tree provides a convenient landmark for locating the c...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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