Rock Climb New Mexico

Guided Rock Climbing in Northern New Mexico

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, rock climbing in Northern New Mexico offers mild winters, cool summers, unrivaled sunsets, panoramic vistas, and a great variety of rock to climb. You can crank steep bolted cobbles amid the pine forests of El Rito. Sample splitter cracks and bolted basalt faces in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Get high in the Sangre De Cristo mountains on granite cliffs soaring over one thousand feet high providing multi-pitch traditional or sport rock climbing for full day adventures. Or enjoy a day on the granite domes of Tres Piedras with traditional or sport climbing, single or multi pitch adventures all side by side. You will also find many fine granite, basalt, and cobble bouldering around. So no matter what you’ll find variety and adventure around every corner.

 Let Mountain Skills professional rock climbing instructors and expert staff guide you through an exciting climbing experience with confidence. Wether you are a first time beginner wanting to experience rock climbing in a comfortable, un-intimidating location. Or you’re an intermediate to expert rock climber looking to hone your skills. Mountain Skills can provide a New Mexico mountain adventure, teaching you the skills and techniques of the vertical world! 

Taos County and Northern New Mexico offer plenty of other activities too. Including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, backcountry skiing, white-water rafting, snowshoeing, hot springs and horseback riding. Or maybe you want something a little slower? You can also take your time strolling among the many art galleries, ancient cultural sites, shops, museums and eateries in our historic town. New Mexico really might be the ultimate four corners destination.

“I have just had three fantastic days being shown around by Jay Foley of Mountain Skills Rock Guides. We got in some great climbs and I was able to see the huge potential for climbing around Taos, visiting Tres Piedras, Comales Canyon and finally the legs on Questa Dome. The top pitch of the Five Eight Variant was pure magic, dramatic, steep and yet with superb holds. Many thanks to Jay and Dennis for showing me around, pointing me at climbs that I could manage to lead, and most of all to their excellent  company. You have some truly beautiful climbing.”

Sir Chris Bonington


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