Northern New Mexico Crags

Rock climb at crags near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The crags have many routes ranging from basaltic, conglomerates to granitic formations. Many are located along the Rio Grande River Canyon, in White Rock Canyon, and at the foothills of the Jemez Mountains.

Crag Areas

There are many crags and routes in and nera Santa Fe. The rock climbing is diverse. Sport and Trad routes range  from 5.5 to 5.13. Here are a few crags ad their climbs.

  • Santa Fe: Diablo Canyon, Pecos River Canyon
  • Taos Area: Tres Piedras, Questa Dome, Comales Canyon
  • Los Alamos & White Rock: The Overlook, Gallows Edge, Potrillo Cliffs The Playground
  • Jemez Mountains: Las Conchas
  • Capulin Canyon and Cochiti Mesa Area Crags
  • Sugarite Canyon State Park
  • Carson National Forest: El Rito Crags
  • Albuquerque: The Sandias


  • Camping at Diablo Canyon, Caja Del Rio BLM/NF, Jemez Mts, or at the local Santa Fe KOA campground.
  • Hotels and sharing a B&B.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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