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New Mexico, other Northern Areas 


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Description 

Areas in Northern New Mexico, other than those around "major" population centers.

Everything from sandstone, in the east and west, granite in the middle and basalt and other volcanic rock types as well.


Getting There 

The area between I-40 on the south and the Colorado boarder to the north.


77 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New Mexico, other Northern Areas:
Pete's Downclimb   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Cat Burglar   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 14 pitches, 2000'   Rio Arriba County (Brazos, ... : Brazos Cliffs
Right on Raton   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Salt Mother   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Crack Head   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Great Roof Left   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Endless Summer   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Sangre Verde   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 50'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Jam Your Blues Away   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 45'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
Taos Lightning   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 45'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
S&M Crack   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 75'   Sugarite State Park : Little Horse Mesa
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The obvious crack in the center of the photo is S&M Crack.

S&M Crack 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NM : New Mexico, other Northern ... : ... : Little Horse Mesa
S&M Crack is one of three routes at Sugarite dubbed as "megaclassics" by Dennis Jackson in his "Rock Climbing New Mexico" book. At 75 feet in length it is also the longest route at Sugarite. Start off some blocks at the base following some broken flakes and finger crack from protection up to a large roof/bulge. Pull up and around the roof via some committing laybacking to the hand crack above. If you're pumped like I was, a large ledge just off to the left about half way up the route offers a...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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