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New Mexico, other Southern Areas  


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Moving up into the crux. Photo by Matt Moore

Description 

Areas south of Hwy 60 in the west and Hwy 380 in the east. Lots of Limestone in the east and some volcanic rock in the west, granite through the middle.

Getting There 

Southern portion of the state.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

163 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',73],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',25],['5.11',40],['5.12',48],['5.13',24],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New Mexico, other Southern Areas:
Roadside Overhang   V6 7A     Boulder   City of Rocks : Murray Boulder
Frosted Flakes   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   Last Chance Canyon : Breakfast Wall
Riot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
The Dig   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   Sunny Side : The Dig
Gustnado   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Fiddler on the Roof   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
Jump Start   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Sunny Side : Sunny Side (Right End)
Ghost Dancers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Scott   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
Rabid Dave   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall
Counting Coup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Swept Away   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Heat Stroke Straight Up   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Sunny Side : Sunny Side (Right End)
It is not Necessary for Eagles to be Crows   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Tribal War   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Broken Arrows   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Gluttony   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   Sunny Side : The Dig
Total Eclipse   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Jerk Off   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
Rebecca   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
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Featured Route For New Mexico, other Southern Areas
Swept Away; fun climb

Swept Away 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Tornado Alley
This is a four star endurance fest, while there are really no hard moves, the pump builds for the wild finish.Start up easy steep ground to even steeper ground. Rest whenever possible (when you're not pulling a roof) and stay psyched for the crux finish, for me it was a wild dyno for what I hoped was a good hold next to the anchors. While the individual move was probably no harder than V1, you're incredibly pumped at this point....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Michael Kukral
From: phoenix az
Apr 30, 2012
Along I-10 on the AZ NM state line there's some nice lookin boulders by some chossy lookin crags. Does anyone know if there has been any bouldering established here?
By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 1, 2012
Yes.
By Michael Kukral
From: phoenix az
May 1, 2012
Where can I find info about this spot.