Truth or Consequences Area Rock Climbing
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The climbing is east and west of the town of Truth or Consequences
(often simply called "T or C") and not in the actual town. The T/C category is useful to distinguish the climbing from both the Socorro and Las Cruces climbing areas.
Much of the climbing is bolt protected climbing established in the past decade. Areas include: Red Rock Arroyo
: Rhyolite rock, mostly bolted moderate routes with camping and little to no approach. A high clearance vehicle is better. Percha Creek:
Andesite rock, mixed crack and bolted faces with a five minute approach. Park at the old bridge. Caballo Lake
: Huge limestone faces, mostly tall bolted routes with a moderate approach. A 4X4 vehicle is best for the rough roads.
All crags require an exit from I-25 to either the east or west.
Redrock Arroyo (NW of T/C): Located northwest of Monticello, NM off Forest Road #225.
Percha Creek (SW of T/C): Located near Hillsboro, NM underneath NM Highway #152.
Caballo Lake (SE of T/C): Located in the Caballo Mountains above the lake.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
152 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',72],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Truth or Consequences Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Truth or Consequences Area:
Featured Route For Truth or Consequences Area
White Washed 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a New Mexico
: Truth or Consequences Area
: ... : New Beginnings Wall
This line climbs the white wall on the west side of the upper -skinny cave- that is left of the main Bat Cave. It starts 50 feet up by climbing either Lucius or Vision Quest to the chain anchor. Continue from either of the just mentioned routes up into the cave, clip a bolt at the back of the cave and start by stemming both walls. Break onto the left wall around the 2nd clip as the angle begins to steepen and reach a small overhang. Continue trending slightly left past the overhang and onto the ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: View of the batcave.