The Buffalo Corral is a beginner leader’s paradise. One of the newest areas, it’s still under the radar, after coming into acquisition in 2016 through the “Final Frontier” land purchase. While these territories are less popular than the older and more well-known crags, the quality of climbing here ensures this won’t be the case much longer.
The walls sits higher up on the forested slopes of Rattlesnake Mountain, and offer excellent views of the White Mountain National Forest valley below. There are two walls at the Corral: the Slab Wall provides clean slabs with edges, cracks, and small roofs, while the Small Wall is shorter, steeper, and harder (mostly 5.10 and up). If you’re in a mixed-level group, the nearby Buffalo Pit offers harder climbs in the 5.10 – 5.12 range.