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Porvenir Canyon  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 35.71316, -105.42015 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: magoo on Nov 12, 2014
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Description 

Beautiful forested canyon lined with large granite cliffs with a nice creek running through it (Beaver Creek). There is an incredible amount of back country climbing potential within this canyon. The majority of the rock in this canyon lies within the Pecos Widerness so using the appropriate methods for route development is recommended.

Getting There 

See the description for hermits peak. From the campground, a FS trail follows the creek up canyon.

Climbing Season

For the New Mexico, other Northern Areas area.

Weather station 12.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the route.  Up the short slab and dir...

Andouille Arete 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b New Mexico : New Mexico, other Northern ... : ... : Mother Mountain
P1: Start at the point where the arete rises from the forest floor. A few slabby moves lead to good gear and then a jug studded fin of rock leading into the sky. Eventually you will reach a small tree at the base of a stack of detached blocks. Belay here, 5.6. P2: As I wanted the line to stick the very edge of the arete I tackled the death blocks. A few small chunks came off and dropped toward my belayer, but the larger blocks stayed in place. A safer line can probably be found by traver...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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