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
Featured Route For Las Cruces Area Climbing
Unnamed Arete 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a NM : Las Cruces Area Climbing : ... : Original Area
This is a spectacular, continuously overhanging pitch. It has no good rests and not one easy move. The rock is sharp and a bit crumbly in places, which is the only thing that keeps me from giving it 4 stars. It starts off with very steep, bouldery moves, then continues with less steep but more technical climbing up the arete. The climbing eases slightly once you reach the giant flake, but if you're like me, your arms are screaming by this point so things still feel quite hard. Lay-back for glory...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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