From the panoramic Southwestern high desert in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument to the breath-taking mountain vistas, let Mountain Skills professional, New Mexico, rock climbing instructors, and experienced staff, guide you through an exciting climbing experience with confidence.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, rock climbing in New Mexico offers mild winters, cool summers, unrivaled sunsets, and panoramic vistas. Crank steep bolted cobbles amid the pine forests of The El Rito Rock Climbing Area. Sample the splitter cracks and bolted basalt of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Vertical to low angle granite cliffs soar over one thousand feet high and provide multi-pitch traditional rock climbing and full day adventures in the Sangre De Cristo mountains. Many fine granite, basalt, and cobble bouldering areas serve as destinations or quick fixes. Sport climbing and traditional rock climbing in Tres Piedras, Cimarron, and Comales Canyons, are included in the many rock climbing areas of New Mexico. Luxury accommodations or free camping, hot springs, ancient cultures and un-crowded cliffs combine with Southwestern charm to make New Mexico’s Taos and Santa Fe rock climbing the ultimate Four Corners destination.
Mountain Skills Rock Guides have been in operation in New Mexico for over 20 years and is the only professional permitted and insured guide service and climbing school in Santa Fe, Taos, Northern New Mexico, and Rio Grand del Norte National Monument area. Mountain Skills provides rock climbing instruction throughout Taos County and Northern New Mexico. Cool summers, mild winters, and the best rock climbing near Santa Fe, New Mexico can be found in Taos County. Beginner or Expert, Mountain Skills can guide you on a New Mexico mountain peak adventure or teach you the skills and techniques of the vertical world!
If you are a first time beginner wanting to experience rock climbing in a comfortable, unintimidating location, or you’re an intermediate to expert rock climber looking to hone your skills, climb a classic New Mexico multi-pitch rock climb, beat the crowds, put up first ascents, or sport climb at your limit. The professional staff at Mountain Skills Rock Guides can take you to the perfect New Mexico rock climbing area for your ability level and give you a skill and/or memory to last a lifetime. our guides and instructors have a minimum of 15 years rock climbing experience and are chosen for their enthusiasm and ability to teach with patience and effectiveness.
Taos County and Northern New Mexico offer plenty of other activities including hiking, mountain biking, hot air balloon rides, skiing, white-water rafting, lama treks, art galleries and the historic Taos Pueblo.