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The second largest city in New Mexico after Albuquerque. Located way down by the Texas and Mexico border. Very mild winters means rock climbing year round, as long as you think climbing in intense desert heat is feasible.
Las Cruces is at the cross-roads between I-10 and I-25.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Las Cruces Area Climbing:
Cross-trainer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600' Dona Ana Mountains : Checkerboard Wall
Margaritaville 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 250' Rabbit Ears Area : Southern Comfort Wall
Science Friction (to Left Eyebrow) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 9 pitches, 800' Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf
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Left Eyebrow 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Sugarloaf
Overview and Opinion: Having climbed several Sugarloaf routes, including the classic North Face, I found this one to be my favorite so far. Now here's the catch: I am not 100% sure what I have described below is the original route or a variation (if anyone reviews this write-up and can set the record straight, I would appreciate knowing if this is the correct way). The old topos, guides, etc. are somewhat hard to follow. Either way, the route we climbed is great and has many ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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