Dead Cholla

Northern New Mexico New Route Info


Taos Area

A big thank you to the Mountain Skills Guides who established most of these routes. Also Thanks to Mad Rock Climbing! Without thier many contributions many of these new routes would not have come to fruition. See Taos Rock for area maps and driving directions.Visit for more info and photos.


Dead Cholla

 A&N Crack  5.8 **  Start 25ft left of Kissing Fish.  Bouldery start leads to a block and then climb a right facing corner.  2 bolt Anchor.  FA: Dan Greenwald, Gina Hawrluk.

More Trad Please  * 5.9 PG-13  Start 15ft left of Kissing Fish.  Climb up to ledge and then follow seam up to two arching cracks.  Build your own anchor.  FA: Dan Greenwald, Gina Hawryluk.

Seeking Exposure 5.11a **  Start on Kissing Fish and then follow bolt line left to an Arete and up.  Gear needed for start and Anchor.  FA: Dan Greenwald, Gina HAwryluk.

Chad’s Crack  5.9 PG-13 ** Climbs left facing corner right of One for the Book.  2 bolt anchor.  FA: Chad Bennet mid 90’s.

Mission Possible 5.7- ** Fartherst route on North end.  Start in corner and then traverse right on to ledge.  Climb up Arete to face above with a 2 bolt Anchor.  FA: Dan Greenwald, Gina Hawryluk.


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