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The Old New Place is an east-facing basalt wall about 60 feet in height that offers many great crack lines for gear-protected leading or top roping. There are now bolted anchors here as a result of many of the cliff-top trees, that were traditionally used here as anchors, dying. Additionally, blocks and cracks near the cliff edge can be use to establish gear anchors.
From NM4, turn south on Rover Blvd. Turn left on the first street on your left, Meadow Lane. Stay on Meadow Lane for 1.3 miles and park near 719 Meadow Lane. Please respect the homeowners and don't block mailboxes or driveways. A concrete public access trail heads down between 719 and 721 Meadow Lane. You'll know you're on the correct trail if two large, seemingly nasty, Golden Retriever dogs are barking at you. At the end of the concrete veer slightly left and continue straight towards the cliffs following a good climber's trail down off the top of the cliff. As you start to descend off the cliff top, the Old New Place will be visible as the large cliff face to your left. Descend about 30 feet on the climber's trail and head left along the base of the cliff.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Old New Place:
Bee Sting 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
High Roof Left 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Route 10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
High Roof Right 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
God Route (aka Mike's Route) 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Berserker 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Rattlesnake Crack (aka Sidewinder) 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Sinewave (aka S Crack) 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Trad, TR, 60'
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Berserker 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : Old New Place
Berserker is a burly roof crack at White Rock, and there aren't too many like this, so it's worth checking out, if that's your sort of thing.Lieback the excellent thin-hands crack in the left-facing corner to a stance below a roof. This is one of the best liebacking corners in White Rock. The roof is offwidth, confusing, strenuous, and harder than it looks (but easier than it's nominally rated- 5.11c/d), and protects well with a #4 camalot. After the roof, the climbing is much eas...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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