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New Mexico, other Southern Areas

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New Mexico, other Southern Areas Rock Climbing 


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Ed starting the crux of Rolling Thunder (5.13a)

Description 

Areas south of Hwy 60 in the west and Hwy 380 in the east. Lots of Limestone in the east and some volcanic rock in the west, granite through the middle.

Getting There 

Southern portion of the state.

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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

181 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in New Mexico, other Southern Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Mexico, other Southern Areas:
Roadside Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder   City of Rocks : Murray Boulder
Frosted Flakes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Last Chance Canyon : Breakfast Wall
Riot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
Fiddler on the Roof   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
Gustnado   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Jump Start   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Sunny Side : Sunny Side (Right End)
Eternal Sunshine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Swept Away   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Scott   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
Counting Coup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Tribal War   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
It is not Necessary for Eagles to be Crows   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Broken Arrows   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Total Eclipse   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Couch Potato   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Last Chance Canyon : Hueco Cave
Gluttony   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   Sunny Side : The Dig
Jerk Off   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
It Put's the Buff On   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Infernal Justice   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Kootenai Cruiser   5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
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Featured Route For New Mexico, other Southern Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: Runaway Truck

Runaway Truck 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Far Side Right
This East-facing route on dark gray rock is possibly the best route at the tunnel. It's the only route on rock that could be called "good" by any normal standards. Unfortunately the engaging slab crux at the 4th bolt ends just as things are starting to get intersting....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Michael Kukral
From: phoenix az
Apr 30, 2012
Along I-10 on the AZ NM state line there's some nice lookin boulders by some chossy lookin crags. Does anyone know if there has been any bouldering established here?
By Michael Kukral
From: phoenix az
May 1, 2012
Where can I find info about this spot.