New Mexico Climbing
New Mexico has a lifetime’s worth of adventure rock climbing literally in the backyard. The skills we have developed as rock climbers have helped us become adept alpinists where we can travel the world’s mountains and walls; climbing with skill and confidence that was forged in the rudiments of rock climbing. Whether you are new the sport of rock climbing or an experienced climber looking to advance your skills, Suntoucher offers guided climbing and expert instruction at all levels of the sport.
You may already be a climber, or you may just be an avid lover of the mountains. Whether your goals are to improve your climbing or to be proficient in the mountains, rock climbing is the foundation for efficient movement in the mountains. The fundamentals of balance and strength for all types of climbing are best developed on rock terrain. Rope-work and anchors are also basic principles of climbing and again the best place to learn these foundational skills is in the rock environment.
Check out the information below to decide what you are interested in.
Single Pitch Climbing and Bouldering Trips
Interested in single pitch roped climbing or bouldering? Days spent at the crag or bouldering are great ways to focus on not only the quantity but also the quality of climbing. Don’t have your own gear? or know how to set up ropes? or know where to go? Do you have a group of people who would like to get out? Or are you in need of a rope gun for your project? We are here to help you achieve your goals and have a fantastic time doing it! Check out the objectives below to pick a focus for your day.
Multi- Pitch Climbing
At Suntoucher Mountain Guides we’ve specialized in individualized guided climbs and professional climbing instruction worldwide. As climbers, we choose our climbs for many reasons; their size, beauty and challenge are all deciding factors. The rewards of making it to the summit of spectacular peak or completing a challenging classic rock route are unique and stand far apart from everyday life. Multi-pitch climbing on rock and in the high mountains can be some of the most invigorating experiences you will ever have. We focus on small ratio technical ascents in some of the most alluring locations in North America, Europe and South America. Guided climbing and professional instruction allows for maximizing your time and enjoyment in the mountains and giving you the opportunity to partner with experts to achieve your climbing ambitions.
Outcomes achieved through any day of climbing
- Develop a stronger more positive sense of self-efficacy
- Establish trust in the safety systems as well as people
- Work through and with problem solving and coordination skills
- Explore verbal and non-verbal communication
- Take yourself to new heights and reinvent your personal possibilities!
Are you driven to learn more and focus on deeper learning outcomes? Through targeted exercises and experiences we can focus more on any of the above skills. There are also many other things you can choose as a focus for the day. Some examples include-
- Geology of New Mexico
- Emergency Preparedness
- Land Navigation
- Climbing Technique and Training
- Safety Systems – Learn about what makes this sport possible from crash pad placement to traditional protection. These systems are what allow us to pursue challenge and push to new levels while mitigating risk. There are many sub-topics depending on your goals and there is only so much time in a day.
Decide your direction and we can create the trip you want and need!