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The climbing area consists of several smaller crags both uphill and downhill of Luna Park, northeast of Monticello, NM, off Forest Service road #225 within the Cibola National Forest.

The volcanic rock can be super (darker red) to rubbish (lighter buff).

Getting There 

Forest Service Road #225 can be accessed via Forest Service Road #139 from the south (Monticello, NM) or from the north (off I-25 west frontage road, ca. 5 miles south of exit 100 Red Rock).

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

69 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Red Rock Arroyo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Rock Arroyo:
BKM   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 60'   East Side : Campground
Rattle Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 70'   Upper Park
Slide Rule   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 25'   East Side : Campground
Suborbital   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 50'   East Side : The Northwest Passage
Not Slytherin   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 90'   Upper Park
Wands At The Ready   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   Upper Park
Three Dogs Running   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   East Side : Campground
Moonstruck   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   East Side : Campground
Whomped Willow   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 60'   Upper Park
Ground Control   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   East Side : Campground
Rocket Science   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   East Side : The Northwest Passage
Cactus Butt   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Upper Park
Space Chimp   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   East Side : The Northwest Passage
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Cactus Butt 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  New Mexico : Truth or Consequences Area : ... : Upper Park
The crux is steep climbing over two bolts to a good stance and more fun climbing to the top. There are TR variations on both sides. The left is about 5.8 and the right about 5.10+....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Burnett Crispell
May 23, 2017
Contact me if you'd like to climb with a local. Thanks

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