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The Volcano  


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Description 

A small hill set apart from the ridge, this is the most logical place to park for most of the western areas of Pena Blanca.

There are multitudes of boulder problems all the way around this formation. There are also some tantalizingly steep faces, but they are pretty chossy. Many of the boulder problems also are on delicate rock and having holds break is all part of the fun.

Area highlights include: the Puff Boulder, The Rave Cave, and Dark Roof a reported V10 roof crack.

Getting There 

The Volcano is easy to recognize as you are driving to the area. Right after a large parking area on the left, there is a dirt track that leads directly to the Volcano. High clearance advisable. Without 4WD you can still make it almost to the Volcano: when you are almost there, you will pass a pull-off on the right (east) right before a steep/rutted hill. 4WD is almost certainly needed to get back up this bad section of rd, so unless you have that, park here. 100ft beyond this pull-off is a large parking area on the west flank of the Volcano.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.7 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',0],['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 The Volcano:
White Lightning   V2 5+     Boulder   The Rave
Rave   V3 6A     Boulder   The Rave
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Spit Fire V2

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Area: The Rave Route: White Lightning V3 Climber: ...
Area: The Rave Route: White Lightning V3 Climber: ...
The Volcano as you approach from the rd to the sou...
BETA PHOTO: The Volcano as you approach from the rd to the sou...
The Volcano
BETA PHOTO: The Volcano
The boulders near the Volcano
BETA PHOTO: The boulders near the Volcano

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By Lowell
From: El Paso, Texas USA
Nov 24, 2006
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