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Roadside Distraction

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Roadside Distraction  


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Location: 36.7081, -105.5793 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Howard on Dec 14, 2006
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Description 

A nice granite crag with a car bumper belay. Roadside Distraction crag faces south and is shady and cold from December to early February, but is sunny the rest of the year.

On the main wall at the pull-out, there are currently three bolted sport climbs, listed from left to right:

Roadside Construction (5.8, 9 Bolts)
Middle of the Road (5.9, 7 bolts)
Roadside Distraction (5.10a, 14 bolts)

Getting There 

Roadside Distraction is located about three miles East of Questa on HW 38 (which is the road to Red River) on the north side of the road. Look for the large pullout on the left side of the road as you enter the canyon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['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 Roadside Distraction:
Roadside Construction   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 80'   
Middle of the Road   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Roadside Distraction   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 112'   
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Featured Route For Roadside Distraction
Well above the first set of anchors and heading in...

Roadside Distraction 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NM : Taos Area : ... : Roadside Distraction
The longest, cleanest route at the area. Start up in the small corner up the smooth, water polished face to the high first bolt. I presume one could go straight up the face avoiding the corner but it would be much more difficult and unprotected. A few more thin moves take you up past a couple more bolts and then into positive, fun climbing up to the roof. Pull the roof using big holds and climb past a couple more bolts to an anchor. Lower from here if your rope is 60m or less and you want to TR...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Jeremy Bauman
From: Lakewood, CO
Apr 2, 2012
Climbed here yesterday. Does anyone know what the bolted route just right of Roadside Distraction is? All hangers are spray painted black, and the climb seemed like a good 5.11.
By Dan Greenwald
Feb 9, 2013
New Route info @ mountain skills web site
By Brandon Cox
Apr 29, 2013
Could you put the link to the skills website?
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 30, 2013
Brandon, I found the Mountain Skills page here.