Report of Northern New Mexico Outreach Trip


The Climbing Road Trip, July 21-28, to northern New Mexico was a success.We camped the first night at Comales Campground and climbed on Sunday in Comales Canyon.  A couple of contacts were made and tracts given.  Also, Rock, a congenial guy staying at the campground was given a tract along with some discussion by John. 

On Monday morning we moved to the Rio Bravo Campground in the Rio Grande Gorge where contact was made with a couple in an RV across the road from us.  John talked with them and gave them a copy of the Crossfire DVD.   Our climbing venue for the day was Dead Cholla Wall along the rim of the gorge. 

Tuesday was rest day so we went into Taos for the day. On Wednesday morning, we drove about 40 to 45 miles to the northwest, to the area known as Tres Piedras, one of the most popular in the area.   I briefly talked with a couple of guys  from  Angel Fire as they were on their way in.   

Other than that, it was pretty quiet at TP (as the locals call it). Thursday morning, we drove west about 40 miles to El Rito which was the favorite with our group.   There were a couple of contacts and some tracts were give out.    Friday morning, we moved back to Comales Canyon CG and climbed in a little known area called Amole Canyon (this isn’t in the guidebooks yet, but is a fairly well developed sport area…it’s kind of a local secret area).   There was no one else there. 

Logistically, the trip was a huge success and promises to become an annual event.  Now that we have experienced the area and know our way around to some extent, future trips should be more fruitful in our contacts.

Date Posted - 08.09.12

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