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First time out of the Gym

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My 13 yo working out on a little Overhanging wall we found just north of the Pecos. This is on a 15-18 ft high 100 foot long sandstone overhang. Located 1.5 mile up Dalton Canyon look up and to the right (north) if you get to the logging road you just missed it.(approx 6 miles north of Pecos) Boulder all day or work short climbs. There is a nice tree and rock to support top roping. Short but long overhang, a lot of bouldering. So far it has one short climb "afternoon delight" 5.11C ish, just top rope from tree the route is below the corner by the tree. I made this little climb it but that was 14 years ago and couldn't get it last time I was there. I think it has many great routes that need tapped. Cons/Dangers are; the rock is not very clean and if you climb out/up to the 10 ft mark the fall is down a nice rocky slope. Pros: (We my kid and i) am the only ones who has climbed it (that I am aware of), so open game! It is south facing, so on a sunny day it is workable it late fall and early spring. Hell, winter if you can get up the road and love the cold. I have moved back to NM and I am ready to climb again. I am hoping my daughter catches the bug, someday she will have to belay me. Looking for climbers in NM to help bolt and come up with routes. I know of a few other untapped cliffs in the area.

Rating:Average Rating = 2.25/5 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 5

Submitted by: Quis on 2007-11-17 | Last Modified: 2007-12-12 | Views: 2802

Comment 3 out of 5 stars ladderslug on 2007-11-18
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I take my son with me every time I go out. Good Times! Kudos for starting them early.
Comment cougar_adams1 on 2007-12-04
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Word to New Mexico climbing
Comment yosemite26 on 2008-09-15
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ya...needs shoes and htf is that 5.11ish
Comment 4 out of 5 stars Quis on 2008-11-08
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That is my kid playing around and she has shoes now I wasn't going to by her shoes until I knew she would use them. The 5.11ish v1/v2 climb is in the area. See my other video.
Comment ricknajinm on 2012-07-01
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You are definetly not the first to climb this wall. I ve had drunk friends in high school solo this wall. It is so nasty n short not quite worth the effort of cleaning n please no bolts.