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Original Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Home of the first routes developed at the Rough and Readies. This area has short steep lines, a stunning arete climb, and a nice corner system.

Getting There 

This area is currently the southern most developed area at the Rough and Readies.

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Original Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Original Area:
First Move   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Second Move   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Halitosis Monkey   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 35'   
The Paw   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Unnamed Arete   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Original Area
Rock Climbing Photo: A clean picture of the arete

Unnamed Arete 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  New Mexico : Las Cruces Area Climbing : ... : Original Area
This is a spectacular, continuously overhanging pitch. It has no good rests and not one easy move. The rock is sharp and a bit crumbly in places, which is the only thing that keeps me from giving it 4 stars. It starts off with very steep, bouldery moves, then continues with less steep but more technical climbing up the arete. The climbing eases slightly once you reach the giant flake, but if you're like me, your arms are screaming by this point so things still feel quite hard. Lay-back for glory...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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