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Black Plague (5.13)

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.


162 Total Routes


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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+ MVS 4b     Sport   Last Chance Canyon : Breakfast Wall
Riot   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
The Dig   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 75'   Sunny Side : The Dig
Gustnado   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Fiddler on the Roof   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Last Chance Canyon : Violince Wall
Scott   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
Jump Start   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Sunny Side : Sunny Side (Right End)
Ghost Dancers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Rabid Dave   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport   Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall
Counting Coup   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Swept Away   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 55'   Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley
Heat Stroke Straight Up   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Sunny Side : Sunny Side (Right End)
It is not Necessary for Eagles to be Crows   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Tribal War   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Total Eclipse   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Last Chance Canyon : Solstice Cave
Gluttony   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 75'   Sunny Side : The Dig
Broken Arrows   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 60'   Sitting Bull Falls : Big Horn Wall
Jerk Off   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
Rebecca   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Shady Side : Shady Side Left
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Daniel nears the top <br />Frosted Flakes (5.7)

Frosted Flakes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Breakfast Wall
Easy moves up to the ledge with lots of foot hand hand matches and mantles. Good pockets past two more bolts to reach a corner where Follow the big flakes with excellent footholds on the opposing positioning the body left of the crack makes laying back the flakes a breeze. The 'X'ed rock is gone now, the crack go clean and smooth all the way to the easy clip at the chains. My favorite easy warmup. A classic 5.7, easy 4-star!...[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.