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Red River (Mallette Park)

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Red River (Mallette Park) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Feb 10, 2007
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Red River has 6 bolted routes overlooking Mallette Park. This crag is South facing and is climbable most of the year. Routes are listed from left to right:

Bandito (5.7)
The Seam (5.12a/b?)
Bounty Hunter (5.10c)
Moonshine (5.8)
Desperado (5.9)
Unnamed-Top Rope Face (5.11)
Gus (5.11+)

There are bolted anchors on the top of all the climbs for easy top rope set ups. ****Some of the climbs need two ropes or a 60m!****

Getting There 

Red River crags are located above the tennis courts in Mallette Park. To get to the park, traveling East from Questa, turn left from Main St. on Mallette Rd. between the Red River Miner (the liquor store) and Sitzmark Sports. Go about three blocks and you will see the large parking lot on the left. Park near the tennis courts. An indistinct trail leads up to the climbs. You can hike around the back of the rocks to set up top ropes. Approach is about 5 mins.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Red River (Mallette Park)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red River (Mallette Park):
Bandito   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Moonshine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the clean face on Moonshine

Moonshine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NM : Taos Area : ... : Red River (Mallette Park)
A clean granite slab with intriguing movement and sustained difficulty the whole way. Blocky down low but clean up high. Looks like its going to be harder than it is, but as you keep climbing, just enough holds appear- keep your eyes open for them. Enjoyable liebacking at the top.Moonshine is a great climb for anyone especially 5.8 leaders because of well-thought out bolt placements. One of the best sport climbs of its grade in the state....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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