Las Animas Wall Rock Climbing
A busy day at the Las Animas Wall.
High quality limestone with several steep routes right off the dirt road as you descend into the canyon.
As you drop into the back of the main El Salto canyon A small dirt road drops down and curves left. This is the large orange wall on the right side of the road just before you reach the lower river bed.
Climbing Season For the El Salto area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Las Animas Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Las Animas Wall:
Ungabunga 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Alien Tufa 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Tufa Luna 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Las Animas Wall
Body Groovin' 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b North America
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Body Groovin starts just right of Muchas Cornhuleos from the rightmost block at the left end of the wall. Easy climbing past the first two bolts up to a small tufa leads to a lieback section and then thin, cruxy face climbing to a huge undercling rest. More downwards-pointing flakes, underclings, and liebacks lead up to a heartbreaking crux move to the anchor just right of a large, juggy tufa....[more] Browse More Classics in International
Latest Regional Forum Messages
The first view coming down the road to Las Animas ...
By Jason Nelson
From: SLC, UT
Nov 21, 2010
Unless you have high clearance 4wd, you'll want to park up higher in the canyon where people camp and then hike to the climbs.
By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 25, 2012
This wall is one of the sickest I have seen anywhere in the world. I have been to many world class crags all over the US and the Las Animas Wall will give ANYWHERE a run for its money! I think the only wall I have seen that is more impressive is the Motherlode at the Red. But this is the kind of class were talking about here. Every single route I got on at the Las Animas Wall was super sick and seemed to be better than the previous one I tried. There are loads of 12d to 13b climbs with some great 5.12a's serving as the warmup including Cula De Negra and Mucho Cornhuelos. Unfortunately, any documentation of the routes down here just plain sucks and there have been lots of routes added in between the existing routes. So bring your guns and a bail biner because that 12a your trying to warmup on just might turn out to be 13a.. I recommend getting on whatever looks fun which means your gonna want to do every route......