The mountain is largely undeveloped, but offers relative seclusion from locals and definitely other climbers. Been working to put up at least a half dozen of the best boulder problems from the mountain up here. The rock quality is sandstone, so be careful. The Eastern slope offers some harder rock. The prevailing winds usually come from the SW and can be really severe, especially if you are on the Western side of the Mountain. Questions? I'm on facebook, send me a message and I'd be happy to show you around my local chosspile.
From I-40 take the exit with the Love's and Flying J truck stops and instead of heading towards them go south towards the Mountain. The road will cross a cattle guard and then turn into dirt. There is a parking area on the left, but keep following the road as it curves to the left (instead of going straight along the canal). The road is usually in good condition and unless your car is like 2 inches off the ground, clearance is fine. Continue to follow the road as it weaves across some open country for maybe 3/4 of a mile. It ends at the base of the mountain and there is a circular parking area. If you don't have a 4x4 I would highly recommend parking here.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tucumcari Mountain:
Eastern Traverse V1-2 Boulder, 50 feet
Fast Cars, Cheap Thrills V2 Boulder, 15 feet
Dinosaur Jr. V3 Boulder, 25 feet
Crooked Rain V3-4 Boulder, 15 feet
Caustic Raisin V3-4 Boulder, 12 feet
Hobson's Choice V4-5 Boulder, 12 feet
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Eastern Traverse V1-2 NM : New Mexico, I-40 Corridor : Tucumcari Mountain
A solid warmup before trying some of the other problems in the area. Use the pockets and crimps to make your way to the right around the boulder. The crux for me is when the small holds end and you must transition to a crack then up around the corner to the finish. Once you've rounded the corner, the holds are buckets and you're golden to the finish. It's a longer traverse, and doing it a few times is some nice endurance. Bonus points for going there and back!...[more] Browse More Classics in NM