Sugarite State Park
About Sugarite State Park:
Little Horse Mesa is a small but route-packed line of basalt cliffs, located in Sugarite State Park. the Park is open daily, sunup to sunset, with a $4.00 entry fee/vehicle. There is camping within walking distance of the crag.
Much of the main climbing area was developed (and grid-bolted) in the early 90s, before other hot new locations and a still-anonymous route chop returned Sugarite to the shadowed backwaters of the climbing consciousness. Although occasional groups may be encountered, for the most park, the park is empty of climbers throughout the season.
Please do not bolt, cut trail, or place any fixed gear. The Park is currently formulating a climbing policy.... don't do anything to adversely affect future relations.
There are any number of trad lines, here; splitter cracks, offwidths, face climbs and a single sport line. Toproping is problematic, since there are only a few anchors and almost no trees near the top edge. The scree slope at the base of the routes is also unstable, in some areas- watch your step. Bring plenty of webbing, some bail biners, lots of water, your common sense, a competent belayer, and the sure and certain knowledge that you will likely have to rescue yourself, in the event of an injury.
|Nearest town or city:||Raton, NM|
|Directions:||From the Sugarite State Park exit of I-25, follow signs to the park and register. Rangers can direct you to Soda Pocket Campground. From the trailhead there, look for a cut off to the left, about 300 yds from parking. Bushwack through dense brush to a steep talus slope. Follow cairns up and left.|
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