To escape the frigid cold and massive snow storm this week, I headed south to Sugarite State Park near Raton, NM. Only minutes south of the Colorado-New Mexico border, Sugarite State Park is a spectacular area with two trout-filled reservoirs, convenient camping areas with electric hook-ups and running water, and most importantly, 50’ basalt cliffs covered in cracks of every size and difficulty. An ideal get away for spring and fall months, Sugarite welcomes all forms of climbers with easy access for top roping almost every route. Although the weather wasn't ideal with the occasional wind gust and cooler temperatures, I certainly had my fill of finger, hand and foot jams as I scaled up these volcanic cliffs. Check out some classic climbs like S&M Crack and read more about this breathtaking hideaway on Mountain Project.
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