North Cliffband Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: North Cliffband Overview
This is the section of cliff to the NW from the downclimb. There are roughly 25 excellent, though short routes. This is the most convenient crag at Cochiti, where it is easy to setup TRs on many routes, there is a nice 'scene' at the cliff base, shade trees, and a good diversity of grades is available.
From the downclimb, head NW.
Climbs (Right to Left)
Climbing Season For the Cochiti Mesa area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Cliffband
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Cliffband:
Monkey Lust 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
La Espina 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, TR, 70'
Featured Route For North Cliffband
Praise the Lunge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NM
: Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ...
: ... : North Cliffband
This route is known for the diabolical lunge-crux that guards the anchor. However, the climbing is technical and strenuous from the moment you leave the ground. Several interesting moves up the slabby prow will get you pumping before an excellent rest just below the crux. Its possible to climb the crux statically, but where's the fun in that?...[more] Browse More Classics in NM