As the name suggests, this sun-soaked crag is a great place to enjoy moderate lines on a cold day. If the sun is out, this is shirts off territory, even when snow and ice is present across the canyon. All of the routes here are moderate and short. The rock quality is very good. The lines are a bit squeezed, but with so little good rock on this side of the canyon, its understandable.
The Heater is directly across the canyon from the Hueco Cave, on the north side of the streambed. This is the furthest east crag before the canyon bends to the north.
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Hot Flash 5.10b Sport, 45 feet
Sweat Arete 5.11a Sport, 45 feet
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Sweat Arete 5.11a NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : The Heater
Boulder problem at the start, can vary the difficulty of this route. The left option is less obvious, working on small pockets up onto the arete. The right option is more powerful and overhung, but pretty straigh forward. The second bolt has a nice hold just above it. Pull a move or two and you find yourself in a left facing corner that crusises 5.6 climbing to the chains....[more] Browse More Classics in NM