Home of the first routes developed at the Rough and Readies. This area has short steep lines, a stunning arete climb, and a nice corner system.
This area is currently the southern most developed area at the Rough and Readies.
Weather station 15.3 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Original Area:
First Move 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Second Move 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
The Paw 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 50'
Featured Route For Original Area
Unnamed Arete 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a NM
: Las Cruces Area Climbing
: ... : Original Area
This is a spectacular, continuously overhanging pitch. It has no good rests and not one easy move. The rock is sharp and a bit crumbly in places, which is the only thing that keeps me from giving it 4 stars. It starts off with very steep, bouldery moves, then continues with less steep but more technical climbing up the arete. The climbing eases slightly once you reach the giant flake, but if you're like me, your arms are screaming by this point so things still feel quite hard. Lay-back for glory...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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