Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
My Secret Garden

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
American Beauty T 
Bettie Page T 
Brazilian Wax Job T 
Desert Landscape T 
Golddigger T 
Gutter Slut T 
Hurts So Good T 
Jailbait T 
Little Mutt T 
Lolita T 
Milla T 
Night Moves T 
Plaid Skirts T 
Plan B T 
Pocket Cougar T 
Rawdawgin T 
Shady Lady T 
Turning Tricks T 
Twiggy T 
Vixen T 

My Secret Garden Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 4,123
Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Jason Halladay, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Jan 18, 2011
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
BETA PHOTO: My Secret Garden from the Fin


Left Side

The beautiful face to the right of an arching right facing dihedral.

Turning Tricks 5.10 quality
Night Moves 5.10 quality
Shady Lady 5.9
Hurts So Good 5.11- quality

Middle Section

A multipart section downhill of a large evergreen tree at the end of a ledge.

Milla 5.8-
Twiggy 5.8

Routes located above the small cave.

Plaid Skirts 5.7+ quality
American Beauty 5.8 quality

Routes located slightly downhill from the cave.

Lolita  5.6+ quality
Little Mutt  5.6

Routes located on rock at a right angle to the previous climbs.

Vixen 5.7
Plan B 5.11- quality
Bettie Page 5.9

Right Section

The  first rock found when approaching the crag.

Desert Landscape 5.11 quality
Gutter Slut 5.8+
Brazilian Wax Job 5.9
Pocket Cougar 5.11- quality
Rawdawgin 5.11- R quality
Jailbait 5.10+
Golddigger 5.11b/c quality

Getting There 

This climbing area is located uphill and north of the Fin. Walk down the La Luz trail and cross the talus above the Fin (north & east), cross the old La Luz Trail and find the ridge of rock. This rock, averaging perhaps 170 feet in height, is also downhill and right of Rat’s Rock. Completed routes are noted left to right. One 60m rope is adequate for all the raps from bolted anchors and chains. There are no sport routes, all routes require gear. All bolts were hand drilled, painted and kept to a safe minimum.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in My Secret Garden

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for My Secret Garden:
Plaid Skirts   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 75'   
American Beauty   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 130'   
Turning Tricks   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 95'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in My Secret Garden

Featured Route For My Secret Garden
Rock Climbing Photo: The fun starts at the roof just above and doesn't ...

Night Moves 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : My Secret Garden
Quality. Climb the nice face....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

Photos of My Secret Garden Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Detail of My Secret Garden--photo by Jerry Inman
BETA PHOTO: Detail of My Secret Garden--photo by Jerry Inman
Rock Climbing Photo: From the Thumb
BETA PHOTO: From the Thumb
Rock Climbing Photo: My Secret Garden overview.  Photo by John Kear.
BETA PHOTO: My Secret Garden overview. Photo by John Kear.

Comments on My Secret Garden Add Comment
Show which comments
By Timothy Henley
Feb 3, 2011
This is a really great area, and it is truly not a sport area!! Lots of quality routes however there is some loose rock, especially at the top. I hope people don't go here to much!!

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!