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always in the shade! although the hike might not be.. very secluded. rock is good but it does get dirty (some kind of white calcium buildup) so bring a brush... the bouldering is really really fun although nothing really tops out. the sport climbing is similar to a shorter version of the las animas wall at el salto (tufas, stalactites, jugs, etc...)

Getting There 

getting there requires going through the mine. if the mine is active then its likely their gonna turn you away as they will not let you just stroll through an operating mine. but if its closed (which it usually is) then you walk into the mine (this can be done by hopping the posada fence that runs the back of their campground or walking down towards the town and taking a right at the split) either way head to the upmost left part of the mine. there are two v-shaped features above and left of the mine, one has a huge stellar looking white wall above it, this is NOT where you wanna go! you wanna go to the ravine just left of that one. the trail doesnt see alot of traffic (although we did just machete our way through it twice in the last week) so it may be a bit overgrown. look for cairns, stay mostly in the ravine and keep your eye on the V and you'll be fine. oh and take a machete and wear long pants.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

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fun fun tufa pulling with a awesome shoulder scum. around the 5th bolt it traverses straight right using a long draw clip the next one and then unclip the 5th to prevent a 90 degree angle situation. using long draws for the next couple clips couldn't hurt much either. once your around the corner and headed up its gonna feel like its over but surprise theres one last awkward move to gain the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Ty Harlacker
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 8, 2011
It also helps if you look at the picture in Dane's book. The canyon you ascend is pictured; it helped us find it.