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BETA PHOTO: Far Rock, as seen from the top of Mosaic Rock.
This seldom-visited little 'dome' hosts a few easy, short trad routes (none of the routes are longer than probably 70 feet, if that). Although it is included in the old-school online guide, none of the current guide books even mention this crag (maybe for good reason; it may not be worth the walk over there, unless you have a strong urge to get far, far from the maddening crowd).
The four routes that are listed in the online guide are (from left to right):
Short N' Sweet (5.7): A short low angle face leads to a blocky finish. Didn't look too interesting.
Left or Right (5.8): Fun mix of crack and face.
Look Mom, No Friends (5.7): A sweet fist crack, but sadly too short.
Look Mom, Friends (5.8): We weren't able to confidently identify this climb. At the north end of the east wall, there's a couple of possible crack or face climbs. Where a dilapitated wooden fence leans against the wall, there's a fallen tree just a little farther north. Left of the fallen tree, there's a couple of jugs that may be this route, but looked too short to be a real climb (anyone know about this one?).
From the Sundeck Wall/Aspen Alley area, head due west across the slickrock for about 400 meters.
Featured Route For Far Rock
Look Mom, No Friends
: Taos Area
: ... : Far Rock
Follow the fist crack as it trends left up the face, then hang a hard right and finish up the ramp. Mostly <=5.6 climbing except the bulge at the start, which is easily protected. This would be a decent beginner trad lead.This description is based on the 1981 guide. The 1984 "Tao's Rock II" guide also has a route called 'Look Mom, No Friends', but it's in a slightly different location and seems to more closely m...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
|By Chris Wenker|
From: Santa Fe
Apr 1, 2009
It looks like one of the admins chopped my description here. May I ask why?
|By Fritz Devendorf|
Jun 20, 2012
Could this be "Look Mom, Friends". We top roped it and I thought it was great, harder than 5.8.
| || |I call this Duck-tail Elvis. Hang on to his collar moving up over his ear and then eventually to the front of his duck-tail hare dew.
Submitted By: Fritz Devendorf on Jun 20, 2012