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Mavericks 5.10a at the crux
Sandstone Conglomerate. Very fun, lots of jugs, crimpers, cracks, and gastons.
Small gravel area on the north side of US64 between Ute Park and Cimarron.
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Muff Diver was so aptly named because of what it resembles. Sorry if it offends anyone, its just an observation. Its a fun somewhat overhung route with a lot of sharp cracks to wedge on the way up. You can use the reverse wall to rest at the top, but I wouldn't recommend it, as one girl we were with ended up getting herself wedged somehow and we had to hike up and around, tie off, and rap someone down next to her to push her out of the wedge...it was weird....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Mavericks 1st Ascent RL: aptly dubbed "Muff Diver ...
Free-Solo on "Muff Diver" at Mavericks. 5.7+
|By George Perkins|
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 14, 2009
For more details on the closure/access in this area of Cimarron Canyon, see this Forum
|By Arthur Sullivan|
May 17, 2009
Fair enough, I'll change my comment. Don't climb here, no fun, very illegal. Better to buy a permit and go hunting.
|By Chris Wenker|
From: Santa Fe
May 19, 2009
Please do not try to poach this crag. The wildlife area and the state park are both CLOSED to climbing. There is a clearly worded sign to that effect on the gate at the Maverick trailhead, and the position statement from NM Game and Fish is pretty clear as well. Live with it; do not climb here, and not just because you might get arrested or fined. We may endanger current or future access to other similar NM areas where climbing is already prohibited or could easily come under the microscope (e.g., Palisades, Sugarite, City of Rocks, and maybe even Ship Rock if their state park plan comes together).