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Gateway Rock

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A Little More Hoof S 
Drive By Shooting S 
Flake Out S 
Forest S 
Garden Wall T,S,TR 
General Mayhem S 
Green Thumb S 
Major Distraction S 
Road Rage S 
Unknown S 
Woof Toof Noof Roof S 

Gateway Rock  

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Beautiful meadow climbing just near the creek. Be prepared for gawking and lots of questions ("who put those bolts up there?; how did you get the rope up there?; did you go to the top?) from the several hikers that use the trail into the canyon.

Getting There 

Follow the trail at the left side of the creek for about 100 yards. The crag is just to the left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gateway Rock:
Garden Wall   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
Unknown   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 48'   
Drive By Shooting   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Forest   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Woof Toof Noof Roof   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
General Mayhem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 30'   
Road Rage   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Flake Out   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   
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Featured Route For Gateway Rock
On Forest on a fine November day well before it wa...

Forest 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Gateway Rock
A steep, featured, formerly gear-protected route with cool tufa-like rails on the far right side of Gateway Rock. Figure out how to pull up off the ground to a chalked-up tooth and then get to a crack where a .5 camalot previously protected steep moves. Now a couple of bolts protect it. Continue up on nicely featured face and crack climbing passing a number of bolts as the crack gets wider (fist size) and steeper. You don't need crack skills, however, as there are plenty of nice features to gras...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Curt Dvonch
Apr 22, 2012
I left a rope in a blue rope bag at gateway crag yesterday (Saturday 4/21) and I checked this morning but it wasn't there. If you found the rope or if you know who did, please let me know. Thanks!
By Eric Baker
Apr 24, 2012
We found your rope. I can leave it at Stone Age the next time I am there. Would that work?
By Curt Dvonch
Apr 25, 2012
Hi Eric, thanks for letting me know. I live in Los Alamos and rarely make it to Albuquerque. Are you planning any trips up to the Los Alamos area? I'll be in El Rito this Friday if you happen to be there. Thanks, Curt
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