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(01) East Corridor Wall 
(02) The Corridor 
(03) Wall of Dreams 
(04) The Balcony 
(05) The Open Face Wall 
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BETA PHOTO: Aerial view of the New Side


North facing, you get shade in the morning with sun in the afternoon, the "New Side" is the area with the longest climbs at mentmore. Around twenty climbs here ranging from 5.9 to 5.11c. See attached map photo for locating the climbs.

There is broken glass all over the crag!
Pay careful attention for glass when wearing sandals and thin sole shoes at the bottom of the crag. Most importantly watch for glass fragments lodged on edges midway on some routes. Some holds seem to always have glass shards on them.

Lizards, snakes, and spiders love Mentmore too! Depending on the season, keep an eye out for snakes as there are many deep hiding spots at all of the areas.

Getting There 

Short approach (as with all climbs at Mentmore).
For low clearance cars, the easiest option is to park in the lot and walk 5 minutes south to the obvious crags.

For higher clearance (preferably four-wheel drive) vehicles, it is quite easy to just drive to the wall of your choosing. Watch for deep ruts and mud pits in the roads depending on the season and recent weather!

Crags (Listed from Left to Right) 

(01) East Corridor Wall
(02) The Corridor
(03) Wall of Dreams
(04) The Balcony
(05) The Open Face Wall

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in New Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for New Side:
Flakes Don't Fail Me Now   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   (03) Wall of Dreams
Cameron's Coming   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   (02) The Corridor
Thing 1   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Monolith
Sink or Swim   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport   (03) Wall of Dreams
Technorazor   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   The Monolith
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dean heading up Flakes don't fail me now.

Flakes Don't Fail Me Now 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  New Mexico : Gallup Area : ... : (03) Wall of Dreams
Another Mentmore classic 5.10 route! Though it appears that the rock will fall apart, it has'nt! Fun moves nearly all the way to the top. Start to the right an overhang, moving left to the vertical wall, and climb the flakes. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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