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The Big Enchilada hosts some of the longer trad routes in White Rock. A few partially bolted face climbs exist too. Although there are some fixed anchors, bringing trad gear and static rope to set anchors is a necessity for most climbs.
Take NM state road 4 just south of White Rock, turn onto Monterey South. Stay on Monterey South, to Potrillo Rd, where you take a right. Take this until you can turn right on Estante Rd. Follow Estante around a left turn to a pullout just past a fire hydrant on the right side. Park here and don't block the hydrant or the mailboxes. This is the same parking for Potrillo Cliffs. Walk the trail south 100yds, where it forks, take the trail heading left (east). Follow this 10 minutes to the trails end at the point of the cliffs, where the cliff bands of Potrillo Canyon and the Rio grande Gorge meet: here is the Big Enchilada. Scramble down an obvious gully on the east side to reach the cliff base.
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