Northern New Mexico Crags


Crag Rock Climb - Northern New Mexico Crags

Crag climbing at various locations in near Santa Fe, NM

  • Wed, May 10, 2023 — Sat, May 13, 2023
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Rock Climb
  • Adults
  • Crag Rock Climb
  • Moderate

The plan is to initially meet at Santa Fe KOA campground. But participants are welcome to find other overnight location such as  a B&B or free dispersed camping at local BLM/NF areas (we have lots of choices). Instructions will be sent to participants in reference to daily meeting points and Crag destinations.

Participants are expected to make travel arrangements, book overnights and rent/share a vehicle so that you can drive the Crag TH.

We can climb for 3 or 4 full days. It is up to the participants to choose to climb everyday or to take a day off and visit some of the local museums, restaurants, the beautiful historic downtown Santa Fe or explore a local hike at the Ski Basin ( at 10,300').

Is is expected that participants are comfortable with all the basic rock climbing skill set. And there will be plenty of route choices ranging from 5.6 to 5.12.

The goal of this outing is to explore some of the best local crags of Northern NM and to enjoy one of the oldest towns of the West.

Santa Fe was founded in 1610!


Northern New Mexico Crags

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rockshoes
  • Belay Device
  • Rope: 2 70m ropes and a few 50-60m
  • Personal Anchor

May also require:

  • Passive protection (e.g. 1 set of nuts)
  • Active protection (e.g. 1 set of Black Diamond cams, size 0.4 to 3 or equivalent camalots)
  • Alpine draws (e.g. 6 sewn runners with 12 wiregate carabiners)
  • Self-braking belay device like Black Diamond ATC Guide or Petzl Reverso
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