Pogue's Cave Area Rock Climbing
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This area gets it's name from a sort of slot cave in the middle of the wall. It is probably the biggest section of unbroken, climbable wall, and features a pretty full collection of routes. Most of the routes are vertical to overhanging and feature big pockets that will pump you silly. The area is popular, but usually easy to work in and around other climber groups. Lots of fun climbing here!
Pogues Cave is on the left end of the main Enchanted Tower area, opposite the Tower. Approach is easy up the hill from the road via trail. Approximately five steep minutes.
Routes as from right to left: Blessed and Blissed
, 5.12a Merlins Mantra
, 5.11a Ooey Gooey
, 5.11a Prima Donna
, 5.10b Party Pogues
, 5.11 (Rating depends on the book) Pogue's Arete
, 5.11b Jeremy Fisher
, 5.10d The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck
, 5.11a Buzz Lightyear
, 5.11c Labour of Love
, 5.11a/b Unknown
, 5.10b Never Never Land
, 5.12a/b Houkah
, 5.11d Tweedle Dee
, 5.11c Funk Shui
, 5.11b Tweedle Dum
, 5.11a Now and Zen
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pogue's Cave Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pogue's Cave Area:
POGy WOG 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 45'
Featured Route For Pogue's Cave Area
Pogue's Arete 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c New Mexico
: Enchanted Tower
: Pogue's Cave Area
Beginning upside-down inside the cave, Pogue's Arete climbs the ceiling for four bolts before turning the roof and continuing up on easier ground for another 15 feet. Monstro jugs make this bucket-haul more of a test of forearm endurance than power. Pulling the roof seems to be the crux, but being that you're out over the opening of the cave, the falls are super clean, so just go for it! ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
Oct 23, 2010
Pogues Arete (12a) FA: Jeff Jackson, Todd ______ (from Dallas)
Party Pogues (12a) FA: Jackson and company
Pogue (11+) This is a link up of Pogues Arete and Pary Pogues.