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by GhettoBird2 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:34 am

Does anyone have any info. on sheer cliffs or bluffs ranging from 250-500 ft? Also how accessible would they be? Im new to the area and was super curious. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!! :wink:

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by Baarb » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:03 am

Did you want to climb them or just look at them...?

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Re: New Mexico

by Dan Shorb » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:26 am

GhettoBird2 wrote:Does anyone have any info. on sheer cliffs or bluffs ranging from 250-500 ft? Also how accessible would they be? Im new to the area and was super curious. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!! :wink:


I like Scott's pages and knowledge. He has a t least one page on Mountainproject that fits the bill:

http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=44807

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by Dow Williams » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:36 pm

If you are talking about climbing, Diablo Canyon on the edge of Santa Fe is a great crag this time of year. Nice setting, they have used it for several movie sets I guess.

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Re: New Mexico

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:55 pm

GhettoBird2 wrote:Does anyone have any info. on sheer cliffs or bluffs ranging from 250-500 ft? Also how accessible would they be? Im new to the area and was super curious. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!! :wink:


The Sandias just east of Albuquerque have the largest concentration of cliffs in New Mexico.

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by Bubba Suess » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:16 am

You might try Questa Dome. It needs an SP page.

http://lamountaineers.org/NAC/browserf/ ... a/beta.htm

The pics are pretty good.

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Re: New Mexico

by MoapaPk » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:18 am

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:
GhettoBird2 wrote:Does anyone have any info. on sheer cliffs or bluffs ranging from 250-500 ft? Also how accessible would they be? Im new to the area and was super curious. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!! :wink:


The Sandias just east of Albuquerque have the largest concentration of cliffs in New Mexico.

And Hermit Peak, Brazos, and Organ Mountains.

But the Sandias are so accessible...

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THNX

by GhettoBird2 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:46 am

dude thnx guys.. all this is helping out!! Keep it comin por favor!

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by jfrishmanIII » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:45 pm

Since you're in Cruces, the Organ Mountains are your nearest spot. You could also check out places like Cookes' Peak and the Gila Wilderness in the southwestern part of the state: not exactly Yosemite valley, but plenty of cragginess to be had. Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas, just south of the NM border, would be another place well worth checking out. Further north, in addition to all the places already mentioned, there are Cabezon Peak, the Rio Puerco volcanic necks, Shiprock, and any number of mesas and enscarpments.

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by Bubba Suess » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:15 pm

jfrishmanIII wrote:You could also check out places like Cookes' Peak and the Gila Wilderness in the southwestern part of the state: not exactly Yosemite valley, but plenty of cragginess to be had.


I spent some time in the Gila 4 years ago and ever since I have wondered why the area was not more popular with climbers. The West and Middle Fork Canyons have easy approaches and they have an unlimited number of crags, cliffs, and pinnacles to climb. I scrambled around them for days and the rock seemed great to me.

www.summitpost.org/canyon/276296/West-F ... anyon.html

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by GhettoBird2 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:12 pm

:) This should keep me busy for awhile trying to find the best spot for this GhettoBird to flock!! Cah CAH!


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