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Volcanic desert plug, basalt & welded tuff.
Barber Peak is the first prominent volcanic plug on the left 10-12 miles south of Shiprock on US 491. A short dirt road takes off east just before you reach the peak & leads virtually to the toe of the feature.
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Southeast Gully 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NM : New Mexico Navajolands : Barber Peak
Begin on the east side with a scramble of several hundred feet up the prominent gully, mostly 3rd class with a move or two of 5th. The second may appreciate a rope although the leader will find little protection. The gully ends atop the broad shoulder directly south of the summit block. Here some old slings may be seen below a large overhang, remnants of some unknown earlier attempt. Successful? You decide. The free route begins by climbing the rib to the left up a broken trough to a ledge...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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