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Santa Fe Area  


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Intro 

Santa Fe, a major tourist destination, the oldest capital city in the US, offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor experiences, and a wide variety of year-round climbing.

The nearest areas are:
Other areas with 1 hour include:
  • El Rito - cobble-y sport and easy 2-pitch trad
  • Taos - various types, sport & trad
Seek out the sunny cliffs of areas like Diablo and Cochiti in the colder months; in the summer, head to the shaded valley of the Pecos or the shady cliffs at Diablo and Eagle Canyon.

Camping The areas near most of the crags (Diablo, Cochiti) provide low-key opportunities for dirtbagging on public land. Be aware that the Pecos River Canyon has seen a lot of impact from camping. Lodging at various levels of luxury can be had in Santa Fe.

Climbing Gym The Santa Fe Climbing Center (SFCC) offers indoor climbing for the evenings and the cold,snowy days in the winter. The SFCC has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff and also offers outdoor guiding at local areas.

Gear The Santa Fe Climbing Center offers an ever-expanding selection of climbing gear including Black Diamond, Petzl and La Sportiva. The Santa Fe REI also has a decent selection of climbing gear.

Santa Fe Crags, bouldering, and alpine 

- Truchas Peaks: The Truchas Peaks area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico offers a high abundance of quality, secluded hiking and mountain adventure.

- Diablo Canyon: Single to multi-pitch, sport and trad, less than vertical to overhanging. A nice variety of climbing on excellent to poor quality basalt.

- Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding Crags: Think vertical pockets and monos. Technical climbing away from the crowds on a former destination sport climbing area.

- Pecos River Canyon: Picturesque granite crag northeast of Santa Fe, NM.

- Apache Canyon Bouldering: A large overhanging chunk of sandstone with at least 20 different variations. Just 20 minutes outside of Santa Fe.

Getting There 

Head north of Albuquerque on I-25, you can't miss Santa Fe, the Capital of New Mexico!

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

272 Total Routes

['4 Stars',27],['3 Stars',136],['2 Stars',76],['1 Star',30],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',6],['5.8',15],['5.9',23],['5.10',72],['5.11',81],['5.12',39],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',7],['V2-3',8],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['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 Santa Fe Area:
Hellboy   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall
Post Moderate   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall
Humbolt   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Early Wall : Left End
Good   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Lower Grotto
Naked Lunch   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall
Evil Paradise   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Evil Paradise Area
Learning to Fly   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Early Wall : Runway (Lower Tier)
Grape Ape   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 150'   Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall
Guillotine Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Upper Tier of The Grotto
Affirmative Action   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Lower Grotto
Heat Seeker   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Diablo Canyon : Sun Devil Wall
Sun Devil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Diablo Canyon : Sun Devil Wall
Airbus   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Early Wall : Observatory Wall (Upper Tie...
Cock -a-doodle-do   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Cockscomb Crag : Poultrygeist Area
Astro Devil   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Diablo Canyon : Sun Devil Wall
Pale Face   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Diablo Canyon : Winter Wall
40-Love   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Standby Shack (a.k.a. T... : Renegade Sector
Unnamed Arete (Left of Tweak Fuck)   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Grotto (a.k.a. The Notc... : Grotto End (R. Side)
Clovis Hunter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave
Sapien   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   Diablo Canyon : Solar Cave
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Featured Route For Santa Fe Area
Perkins working through the crux on the red point. November 2009.

Pale Face 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Winter Wall
Long, fantastic route. Climbs through a fun roof at the beginning to a shallow dihedral with technical stemming and a steep pumpy crux. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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