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The Columns

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This area is described in the Climbing New Mexico & Texas Guidebook. Unfortunately, this area is now private property of New Mexico State University. Climbing is no longer authorized here. A shame too because some of the routes were pretty bomber.
Nearest town or city: Las Cruces
Directions: Going 70E or 70W take the Mesa Grande Dr exit and head west on the frontage road. Turn right at the Shell Station, Jornada Rd, and proceed until you reach the USDA Jornada Research station. Proceed left at the turn and go down approx. 4 miles. You will see a gate that says NO TRESPASSING - NO HUNTING. This is as far as you can go:(
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Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Week