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Socorro Singletrack
Nice desert singletrack on gravel with moderate grades. Near Socorro, NM
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Well-designed singletrack winding through spectacular landscape Near Socorro, NM
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Socorro Area  


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Location: 34.05497, -106.89408 View Map  Incorrect?
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Near the top of Mr. Jibbers. Nice warm up.

Description 

Climbing areas near the city of Socorro, NM. At this time this is only Box Canyon Area, but more is coming up.

Getting There 

On Interstate 25, about 80 miles south of Albuquerque and 190 miles north of El Paso.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

245 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',85],['2 Stars',110],['1 Star',41],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',8],['5.8',16],['5.9',19],['5.10',50],['5.11',40],['5.12',31],['5.13',10],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',31],['V4-5',14],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Socorro Area:
Pressure Drop   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Southern Box areas : Unbeatable Boulder
Bitch Tits   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Rubber Walrus Protector   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Heart-Shaped Box   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Southern Box areas : Las Hermanas
Chewbacca   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Southern Box areas : Las Hermanas
American Beauty   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   Southern Box areas : Alf Rig
Red Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Northern Box areas : Red Wall
Liberace's Anus   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Barfly Blues   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Southern Box areas : Alcohol Wall South
Spiderman   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   Northern Box areas : Red Wall
She Can Bolt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Juckets & Bugs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
New Kids on the Block   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
Bob Marley Meets Master Ganj   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
Banana Peel   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Pocket Change   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Southern Box areas : Pocket Change Wall
Bats out of Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
The Demon   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Southern Box areas : Major Wall
Sinister Dane   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Northern Box areas : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
Ride the Lightning   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 45'   Spook Canyon : Spook Main Wall
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Featured Route For Socorro Area
Page S. moving through the crux of the Demon.

The Demon 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Major Wall
A Socorro Classic! Make powerful sequential moves up a clean overhung wall. Start with easy moves up to a huge Hueco and clip the first bolt. From here get ready to crank. Angle left passing the second bolt and snag a rest at the large hueco, the only good hold on the route. Clip the third bolt and angle up and right to the 4th bolt. Pull the crux moves and it's over. Take a nap on the ledge and make a few easy moves past the 5th bolt to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By brendon
Mar 24, 2014


Video of some bouldering in Box Canyon winter 2014.

Hope you enjoy!