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)
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.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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?