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The Y

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About The Y:

Best kept secret in Northern NM. 45 foot basalt canyon with many TR and Trad routes.
Nearest town or city: White Rock
Directions: The "Y" is just east of the intersection of NM 502 and NM 4. The unobvious parking area is just past the first guard rail on the south side of NM 502. Park along the road (beside the fence), and walk between the guard rail and the fence to the cliff's edge. The descent is at the west end of the cliffs.
Latitude, Longitude: 35.86798, -106.20460
Access Issues: This area is trad/TR only, no bolting is allowed. Bring plenty of static rope, slings, cams, etc. for protection. Both sides of the canyon offer nice climbs, so most of the year you can find some shade to climb in. Winter is generally too cold in the bottom of the canyon.
Camping: No
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Week