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Location: 32.2238, -106.594 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Jul 4, 2006
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Description 

This group of boulders and chossy faces is located where the southern end of the ridge touches the valley floor. A few of the boulders really stand out as having quality problems, the Smith Family Boulders being the most obvious. The boulders can be rather exposed to both the sun and wind so keep that in mind when visiting.

This area is similar to The Volcano in that it has a high concentration of established problems in a relatively small area.

Getting There 

From interstate, stay on the dirt road and pass by a large parking area on the left. Immediately after this is a left turn which leads towards The Volcano. A short ways further is another left turn which leads to The Volcano. Keep going on the main road as it winds slightly north. The group of boulders you are heading for should become obvious. Keep left at all the following forks and you will end up at a cul-de-sac. Park here and follow the moderately-well-defined trail to the Smith Family Boulders. From there, smaller trails split off to the other boulders.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.1 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',2],['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 South Central:
High Tales Protest   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 14'   Smith Family Boulders : Grandpa Smith Boulder
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Featured Route For South Central
Yashapoopee's

Yashapoopee's V1 5  NM : Organ Mountains : ... : Grandpa Smith Boulder
Sit down start on the sharp edge under the low angle slab. Traverse from right to left all the way around the edge (V0 variation-top out before rounding the corner). The V1 top out requires some tricky footwork....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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