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Acid Rain S 
Another Lichen Nightmare S 
Crackerjack T 
Crystal Suppository S 
Dreamscape T,TR 
Dynabolic S 
Finger in the Socket S 
Illusion Dissolution S 
Just Say No to Crack S 
Leslie's Little Fingers (Atsa) S 
Prow, The S 
Rocket in My Pocket S 
Sanadine Dream S 
Shadowdancer S 
Unnamed S 

South Cliffband Rock Climbing 

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This is the cliff section to the SE from the downclimb. With roughly 35 routes, this area offers numerous TR possibilities, and a wide diversity of climbing styles, from difficult thin slabs, to 5.13 cracks, to wild overhangs.

This cliff faces slightly more west than the other crags along the mesa, and so, stays in the shade a bit longer.

Getting There 

From the downclimb, head SE, or left. Some routes are approached from rappel from the mesa rim. For these routes, skip the downclimb and head SE along the rim trail.

Climbing Season

For the Cochiti Mesa area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Cliffband

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Cliffband:
Just Say No to Crack   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Another Lichen Nightmare   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dynabolic   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 70'   
The Prow   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dreamscape   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Shadowdancer   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For South Cliffband
Rock Climbing Photo: Another Lichen Nightmare

Another Lichen Nightmare 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NM : Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ... : ... : South Cliffband
This moss-covered slab will test your slabbing abilities to the fullest. A bit dicey in spots, the trick here is keeping your wits as your feet strain from the miniscule edges.If you enjoy engaging 'girl-climbing', this line is a must-do....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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A view from the South Cliffband (looking back at w...
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Couleur on the FA of Kids in Toyland (5.11c),...
Doug Couleur on the FA of Kids in Toyland (5.11c),...

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