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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 1, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Some say there are crags there. Some say it's got it all.

what say you?





El Rito crags? Cobble Wobble?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Tons of it. Basalt, Granite, some outcroppings, a bunch of edges. Much of it is superb. You'll see; you'll responses, I am sure. Spent a week down there when Vandiver was living in Santa Fe.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
the area up around Los Alamos has some climbing
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Always wondered the same - it's a huge state with mountainous terrain, yet we don't hear much about climbing there.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
I just did a little searching for you. Some images below. There is a whole lot of climbing there, much of it below the horizon, so one doesn't see it usually down in these little canyons.

A few spots: White Rocks, The Y, The Overlook, The Underlook, Sewer Crag, Doughnut Shop, Below the Old New Place, etc.

The very well known and long established Los Alamos Mountaineers website is very helpful:

http://lamountaineers.org




ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
White Rock area is good, El Rito is fun. There is a granite crag up by Taos that's good. The Sanidas are big adventure type climbs. There is limestone as well and some good sport climbing venues.

There was a good R&I or Climbing article a couple or so years ago that featured some new areas and local FA types.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
There is PLENTY! It ain't Yosemite, but it ain't overrun either. That's a big part of what we love about it.
I have posted trip reports here about at least 4-5 different areas.

NM ROCKS!! (In a very under the radar kind of way)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
There is terrific granite climbing in the Organ Mountains just outside Las Cruces. Hueco Tanks is a fine climbing venue, but why people used to pack that place to overflowing while the Organs (just 30 miles away) sat empty always baffled me.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
Lots of scenic choss.
Credit: Reilly
Happy Idiot

Trad climber
Santa Fe
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
We've got a little bit of everything 'round here...

Super-top-secret, show-and-tell only.
Super-top-secret, show-and-tell only.
Credit: Happy Idiot

Only WI2+, but super fat!
Only WI2+, but super fat!
Credit: Happy Idiot
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 1, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
I had a great time climbing in Diablo Canyon, when Nature did a sushifest there.

There's also City of Rocks, NM - not sure about the climbing, but it is a cool place.

COR, NM
COR, NM
Credit: MisterE
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
schwing!

pics are telling a story that is really under the radar
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Credit: survival









Credit: survival









Credit: survival









Credit: survival










Credit: survival
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Apr 1, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
The sport climbing is great in NM.
Proper.
Enchanted Tower and Cochiti Mesa.
GuapoVino

Trad climber
Apr 1, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
I wish all the rock in Cimarron Canyon State Park was climable. Are the few good areas there still closed to climbing? That's a sweet looking canyon. I've driven through there many times going some place else but have always wanted to spend some time there checking it out.
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Apr 1, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
I've never been to either place, but some friends have long recommended Tres Piedras and The Sandias.


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 1, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
Diablo

Gilman

Socorro

Organs

Sandias

Tres Piedras

Cochiti is a ghost town now, AWESOME! (Was closed after the fire)


And of course Sandias!
Guernica

climber
right there, right then
Apr 1, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Didn't realize Smith was in New Mexico now Reilly! : )
matlinb

Trad climber
Albuquerque
Apr 1, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Don't know if I would take vacation time to come here from Calif. The Organs have a couple of decent routes, and the best granite in New Mexico. The Sandias have some great routes but you really need to be careful if you don't climb with a local. The routes themselves are pretty well cleaned up, but get even a few feet off route and its choss central.

Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 1, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
A super-mega classic....
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/106137162
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