Boost your skills or learn the basics with this half-day adventure of private rock climbing in New Mexico. Everything’s easier with a guide who’ll customize the location and type of climbing to your abilities and wishes. Find the perfect place with panoramic views among numerous crags: Tres Piedras, Taos Ski Valley, Comales Ganyons, etc. There’s too many options to choose from, which only means you have to get on it right away!
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, please refer to New Mexico’s Department of Health.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced, local rock climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- Half or full day of guided climbing
- All necessary equipment (climbing shoes, harness, helmet, ropes, etc.)
What’s not included:
For this rock climbing adventure in New Mexico, If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
No prior experience is necessary. Whether you’ve never donned a harness or you’re a seasoned climber, a guide will help you meet your individual objectives. Above all, your instructor’s number one priority is your safety. As long as you listen to the given instructions, you’ll succeed in completing your climb.
For intermediate to advanced climbers, New Mexico has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
- Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
- Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
- Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 35-45L bag)
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Food you can eat on-the-go
- Hiking shoes or sneakers
- Sun hat
- Warm layers
- Waterproof jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
- For this New Mexico rock climbing adventure, the usual client to guide ratio is 5:1.
- The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!
Rock climbing in New Mexico can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the climb, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to your rock climbing adventure in New Mexico, most people fly into Albuquerque International Sunport. From there, it’s an hour’s drive to Santa Fe and a 2-hour drive to Taos. You can also fly into municipal airports, such as the Santa Fe Municipal Airport or Taos Regional Airport.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.