Posts Tagged ‘NM’

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Climbergirl Topping Out on Blackballed (5.10b) Kat & Dennis Hiking to El Rito Sport Climbing Crag
Kat, Lauren, Dennis, and I climbed at the El Rito Sport Crag in Northern New Mexico. We had a fabulous day, climbing for about 7 hours. After climbing, we had a fantastic dinner of salad, homemade organic pickles, roasted corn, and pasta. (more…)

Hiking – Cimarron Canyon State Park, NM

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Lauren & I went to Cimarron Canyon State Park under the auspices of checking out some climbing areas. In her Taos Rock Climbing guidebook, it lists a couple of crags in the park as having some moderate climbs. We hiked up to the Maverick area, and scoped it out.

I AM NOT POSTING ANY OF THE PICTURES I TOOK BECAUSE THIS WALL IS CLOSED. In fact the entire SP has been closed to climbing. From reading the following forum, posted on Mountain Project, I did not get any happy vibes that this issue would resolve anytime soon. So, saddly, we didn’t climb there. Even though, it looks like tons of fun!

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 3)

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Clare, Lauren, and Cookie Belle at El Rito

Saturday morning I woke up to an ominous sound. A stomach rumbling followed by a bit of nausea. Not so good! I thought I had been doing a good job of staying hydrated, but after yesterday’s heat & sun exposure, maybe not. (more…)

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 2)

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Clare Happy Post Climbing Glow
Friday morning was wet & cold. We decided to wait a little bit to let things dry out. We had a leisurely morning, and left for the crag around 10am. As we ascended the slope, my excitement was building…look at all these amazing cobbles! I was psyched. (more…)

Rock Climbing – El Rito, NM (Day 1)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Lauren Leads the Way to the Sport Crag
On August 12, Lauren and I packed our gear and Cookie Belle into her camper van. Destination: El Rito, NM. The drive took about 6 hours, and we stopped in Moffat for some coffee (excellent!) and to buy a couple cute tank tops. (more…)