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Rock Climbing with New Mexico River Adventures

Rock Climbing with NMRA

As the Rio Grande has carved out its canyon, it has left countless areas in the volcanic basalt rock suitable to be explored by technical rock climbing.  Our rock climbing trips near Taos NM take place in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge just above the Wild and Scenic Rio Grande.  The Dead Cholla Wall is an established rock climbing area featuring over two-dozen climbing routes just below the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. We will enjoy the famous route, aptly named “Fun” with the stunning southwest backdrop of the Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Christo Mountains.  There is a short and well maintained trail to this remote and pristine climbing location.  No experience is necessary for this trip and is available to ages 12 and up and all, abilities, and levels of fitness.

Your guides will provide the safety equipment and instruction in rappelling and climbing technique to help you safely challenge yourself on this 50 foot vertical cliff overlooking the river. Depending on your fitness level, we will choose from the routes available to find the right amount of challenge to help you get the most out of your experience in this “slab” climb.  This style of climbing requires thoughtful footwork instead of powerful upper body movements.  Through the help of a detailed orientation at the climbing site, your guides will provide you with a solid foundation to tackle your first route with just the right amount of difficulty for three to four hours in the morning.

New Mexico River Adventures’ professional guides are the best in the business and have introduced rock climbing in New Mexico to countless outdoor enthusiasts.  Minnimum age for Rock Climbing trips is 12 years old.

Upgrade to Fajitas and a Float

If you’d like to make it a full day adventure, try combining our rock climbing course in New Mexico with our amazing Orilla Verde half day float, your guides will serve our amazing fajita lunch after your climbing adventure.

Trip Type
  • Rock Climbing
Trip Duration
  • Half Day
Nearby Cities
  • Abiquiu
  • Albuquerque
  • Angel Fire
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Rio Grande
Also Available for
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Family Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Church and Youth Groups
  • College and School Trips
  • Scouting Groups
  • Minimum Age: 12