The Alien, on the right, as viewed from the saddle...
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A large tree at the base of this rock can provide some shade (at least for the belayer) in the middle of the day.
Climbing Season For the Tres Piedras area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in West Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Rock:
Alien 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Featured Route For West Rock
Geez Louise 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R New Mexico
: Taos Area
: ... : West Rock
Climb the gradually steepening slab toward the lone high bolt (40' up there?). Thin overlap seams provide some gear placements before and after the bolt. Fun friction puts you up the steepest part of the slab, then amble to the top. This climb would be a good intro to Tres Piedras slabs; spicy, but much easier than Gila Monster or Pony Express.Note: Both Foley and Jackson give this climb an "X" rating. That was probably the case back when it had to be climbed wit...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico