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Franklin Mountain Range

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Blasted Buttress 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

North Franklin Peak
This is the trail to the North Franklin peak (7,192 ft). Near Canutillo, TX
Mundy's Gap West
This is the Mundy's Gap West trail with the infamous "rock garden" scree field. Near El Paso, TX
Blue Moon
Great single/doubletrack intersecting numerous trails. Near El Paso, TX
Cardiac Hill
Cardiac Hill ascent will definitely get the heart pumping. Great trail. Near El Paso, TX
Bike Loop
A loop along the west side of the Franklin Mountains. Near El Paso, TX
Old Tin Mine Road
One of the main arteries in this system. Near El Paso, TX
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Franklin Mountain Range 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 31.794, -106.49109 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Lowell on May 29, 2010
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Description 

Numerous climbing areas exist in the Franklin mountain range. Some areas have access issues and others are open to the public through the Texas Park & Wildlife Dept. (Access Fees May Apply)

The Franklin Mountain Range is not the most popular climbing destination being located so close to world famous Hueco Tanks. It does however contain some worthy routes and boulder problems. Trad. Sport Climbs, top ropes and boulder problems. It has a little bit of everything. In minutes you can be in the the mountains getting your climbing fix.

GUIDEBOOK
TEXAS Franklin Mountain Range Climbers Guide 4th Edition is sold out and is no longer in print. A NEW guide called Urban Stone will be available in 2013 at www.vcrux.com


Getting There 

The city of El Paso Texas surround the Franklin Mountain range.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. access points:

- McKelligon Canyon Park 915-566-4226
- Tom Mays Park


38 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',10],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Franklin Mountain Range:
Star Fighter   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Tom Mays Park : Sneed's Cory
Mean People Suck   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Tom Mays Park : Sneed's Cory
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Featured Route For Franklin Mountain Range
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Last Nights Pudding 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  TX : Franklin Mountain Range : ... : Flower Power Ledge
Follow easy ledges and cracks to the chains. This route is labeled 1 on the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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