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Sununu Place Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.8186, -106.18757 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Oct 31, 2008
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The Sununu Place is probably the trashiest of the White Rock basalt cliffs, and hosts 2 short sport climbs. Garbage and other debris from above is present around the base of the climbs. The quality of the rock itself is much better than it appears. The area was developed by Cam Burns and Paul Fehlau.

The one major positive quality of the Sununu Place is that it is centrally located near some other finer crags, so if you get crowded out at one of those cliffs this is a good place to escape to. It's immediately under the Old New Place, on the same level to the south of Below The Old New Place, or can be reached easily if hiking up from Gallows Edge.

Be concerned about people above you at the right end of the Old New Place inadvertently knocking rocks.

Like the other cliffs in this area, Sununu Place faces southeast and sees morning sun and late afternoon shade.

In the early 90s, the hangers were removed from these climbs and replaced with old homemade hangers; Scott and Joshua replaced these with modern hardware in early 2012.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Old New Place, then scramble down from the north end of the ONP to reach the Sununu Place.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Bush Whacker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Sununu Place
Bush Whacker, the right of the 2 sport climbs at the Sununu Place, may be one of the better sport climbs at the 5.9 grade at White Rock. Pick out the first bolts down and left of an obvious roof. Getting to the first bolt is a little strange, you can come in from easier climbing to the right and just barely clip it if you don't like 5.9 moves off the ground. The crux is a steep reachy move to a jug just above the first bolt. Fun climbing up a shallow left-facing corner leads to the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Wa3lt
Mar 22, 2009
Yeah, Luke and I put our oh-so-fine angle-iron hangers on these routes. I really hope you don't die...

Seriously, the hangers are about the same quality as the routes. I'm not sure why we went to the trouble. This place is only worth a stop if you're really bored. Just my opinion, of course.

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