Padre Springs Canyon Rock climbing

2 routes in crag

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Summary

Good for solitude.

Description

This a sandstone canyon, with climbs and potential climbs that are 20 to 45' high. Rock quality varies from good to fragile or suspect.

Approach

The canyon is remotely located in Glorieta Mesa about 5 miles south of Golrieta as the crow flies. Access is through a maize of 2WD and 4WD roads. Park by the west fork of the canyon at: 35.50507 X 105.77498 and hike east along cairns to the main canyon.

Routes

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1
5.7 ** Twelfth of Never Trad 40ft

Up alcove in middle of the southernmost large buttress on the western wall. Go left under roof and up to finish.

FA: Jim Olsen & Fritz Devendorf, 2012

2
5.7 * no name Top rope 25ft

Below big tree about 15' back from middle of long straight section of western cliff wall. I recommend top-roping it. No places to put in pro.

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