South Cliffband Rock Climbing
Doug Couleur on the FA of Kids in Toyland (5.11c),...
This is the cliff section to the SE from the downclimb. With roughly 35 routes, this area offers numerous TR possibilities, and a wide diversity of climbing styles, from difficult thin slabs, to 5.13 cracks, to wild overhangs.
This cliff faces slightly more west than the other crags along the mesa, and so, stays in the shade a bit longer.
From the downclimb, head SE, or left. Some routes are approached from rappel from the mesa rim. For these routes, skip the downclimb and head SE along the rim trail.
Climbing Season For the Cochiti Mesa area.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Cliffband
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Cliffband:
Dynabolic 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 70'
The Prow 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Dreamscape 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For South Cliffband
The Prow 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a New Mexico
: Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ...
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The Prow is the ultra-classic 5.11 of the South Cliffband. Distiguished by the large, triagular overhanging arete that makes up the last 10 feet of the route, the Prow is obvious from the approach trail.This route is the antithesis of sustained. Beginning up a low-angled, rounded arete on sinker jugs, a good rest below the crook in the arete provides one last shake before the final sprint up the left side of the wildly leaning arete. ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
A view from the South Cliffband (looking back at w...
Another beautiful day at Cochiti. Excellent condit...
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