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The Hinterlands

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8 Ounces of Guinness T 
An American, a German and a Kiwi Walked Into a Bar... T 
Anal Intruder T 
Chosspector Gulch T 
Deathly Hollow T 
Goodbye Germany T 
Harder Than Naming a Baby T 
Linter Hands T 
Onward to the Edge of Space! S 
Rumo T 
Tuning Fork T 
Two Piece and a Biscuit T 
Viking, The T 

The Hinterlands  

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Elevation: 7,500'
Location: 35.77447, -106.38455 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 28, 2013
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A compact cragging area with cracks of all sizes and variety. The routes are on the short side, 70 feet or less, with a good variety making for a nice introduction to Capulin climbing. Despite the name, the area has one of the shorter approaches in Capulin but that is not to say it's an easy approach...one must still descend all the way down to the canyon and still do the energy-sapping hike out at the end of the day.

The Hinterlands are in a south-facing corner and, like nearly all of the Capulin climbing, bakes in the sun. But because it's a corner the routes on the right side of the area are shaded for a bit in the morning and the routes on the left side shaded in the afternoon.

Getting There 

To reach The Hinterlands, approach as shown on the approach beta photo. Once in the bottom of the canyon, go upstream (west) beyond the Capulet Side Canyon until you're just below the Hinterlands area. Head right out of the drainage more or less straight up to the wall. There's not a clearly-established trail up to the base of the wall but the most common "trail" is up a washed-out drainage. Look for cairns. From the car, the approach will take about 30 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Hinterlands:
Rumo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 47'   
Goodbye Germany   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 70'   
The Viking   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
8 Ounces of Guinness   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 30'   
Tuning Fork   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 62'   
Anal Intruder   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 68'   
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Hinterlands center area.  Yellow - Tuning Fork Blu...
BETA PHOTO: Hinterlands center area. Yellow - Tuning Fork Blu...
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