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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.
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.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
Featured Route For South Cliffband
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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