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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+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600' Dona Ana Mountains : Checkerboard Wall
Science Friction (to Left Eyebrow) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 9 pitches, 800' Sugarloaf Area : Sugarloaf
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Tooth or Consequences 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a NM : Organ Mountains : ... : The Tooth
A striking climb with exciting moves on every pitch. The first pitch has several variations. The "regular" start as described in Dennis Jackson's guide is in a grass-filled crack underneath the left side of a huge roof (5.8). (This is the same start as for Tooth Decay.) At the first bolt, traverse right underneath the roof to a bolt on the corner. A variation start is to climb a thin seam/shallow-dihedral just to the right of the regular start. This is rated 5.8 R in the Rosul-Dunning topos, b...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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