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Independence Gully

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Independence Gully  


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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 36.6602, -105.9837 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This south facing gully is near the west end of Mosaic Rock (on the way toward Beastie Alley). All the routes are on the west (southeast-facing) wall of the gully. Dennis Jackson's Rock Climbing New Mexico (2006 edition) lists 4 routes (from left to right):
  • Double Your Pleasure (5.11a), 3 bolts to 2-bolt anchor shared with Independence Day (FA: William Penner & Mick Schein, year?)
  • Dependence (5.11c), 4 bolts to 2-bolt anchor (FA: Jay Foley, ~1993)
  • Independence (5.11a), gear to 2-bolt anchor (FA: Jay Foley, ~1993)

All routes can be climbed and rapped with a 50 m rope.

Getting There 

Look for the area just before going around the SW end of Mosaic Rock (on the way to Beastie Alley).

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 Independence Gully:
Independence Day   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Dennis Jackson belays Jonathan Slator on Independe...

Independence Day 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Taos Area : ... : Independence Gully
Climb a steep face (protected by 2 bolts); step right (crux) a little ways above the 2nd bolt, then up a fun wide arete with big holds to chains.Note: Independence Day is the name of the route in Dennis Jackson's Rock Climbing New Mexico (2006), and Whodunit? is the name given in Jay Foley's Taos Rock (2005). (Edit 10/18/08: see comments below for clarification.)...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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