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Submitted By: Dave Huntzinger on Apr 9, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: "Red Wall" at Mine Canyon.


Over the last few years the lake has receded, exposing several sandstone cliffs that are the perfect height for bouldering. Although nothing here is really above V3 in terms of difficulty, the quality of rock is pretty good and off the beaten path.
There are two walls here, the one you can see from the road driving in is Red Wall. On the opposite side of the canyon is Shady Wall. I know these aren't the most creative names but this is just to prevent any confusion. Most of the climbs are on Red Wall.
This wall is in the Mine Canyon State Rec. Area and you need to get a sticker which costs $5 at the booth. It is on the honor system.

Getting There 

From I-40 take exit 333 in Tucumcari and get on Hwy. 54 North towards Logan. After about 15 miles, take a left towards 12 Shores golf club. Instead of going left at the fork to the resort, go right and continue towards Mine Canyon. There is a dirt road that leads to a few primitive camp sites. You can walk down to the dry lake bed from here.

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Dave H. inching his way over the lip for the send.

Zia Loves Hueco V1-2 5  NM : New Mexico, I-40 Corridor : Ute Lake - Mine Canyon
Another pull-on start, use the delicate crack for the right hand and the big undercling for the left. Next few moves follow the arete and then go left to the huecos for the send. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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