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Obscure granite domes and boulders in the remote boot heel desert of New Mexico. Much of the rock is dubious but several good bouldering ascents were done around the turn of the century. Surely more await. Possible route potential too. This is a primitive desert environment where it seems every plant and animal is hostile. Cactus everywhere and huge rattlesnakes. Sounds great heh?
From I-10 just east of Steins, take highway 80 south toward the little town of Rodeo. At some point (maybe 10 miles) you go over a small pass. This is Granite Gap. Just after going over this pass, where the road levels out, look for a dirt road on the right (gate) that leads to the north. Take this road for a couple miles, staying on the main track, and it will lead you to the rock. There are some nice campsites. The road is not bad. Happy exploring!
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Highball problem with the business being about 20ft long with another 30-40ft of easy, low angle climbing to a point where it is possible to traverse right into a gully/chimney that can be down climbed.Good rock on vertical to slightly less than vertical terrain to a committing crux up high using thin dike features....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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