Socorro Bouldering Guide - Spook Canyon - Upper Spook

From the big Warm Up Boulder at the main Spook area, go East several yards to the North-South trail. Follow this trail South and then Southwest and uphill. The trail will go under an overhang (this is the start to Red Dwarf) next to a bush, depositing you at Upper Spook.

Better Than Life Boulder

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Big red boulder overhanging the approach trail. It has a sheer, slightly overhung South face.

    Better Than Life Boulder, South face
    The South face of Better Than Life Boulder. Peck working Better Than Life
  1. Better Than Life - V2 bad landing Peck
    Line of good holds over the hideous slab landing.
    A good but scary dyno is to jump right to the lip from the good holds down low.
  2. Red Dwarf - V7 bad landing Nathaniel
    Sit start at the trail, go straight up crimps and pockets to the top.

Upper Spook Wall

Just South of Better Than Life is a short, Northeast-facing wall.

    Upper Spook Wall
    Upper Spook Wall, East and North face
  1. ? - V1
    Sit start back in the cave, follow the jugs to the lip.
  2. - V3 bad landing
    Obvious crimpy line.
  3. ? - V2
    Sit start and go straight up following the feature.
  4. ? - V5
    Sit start and go straight up, but then cut right at the thin edges.
  5. Brain Scan - V5 Nathaniel
    Sit start in an undercling under the bottom of the wall. Milk slopers until you can acheive the thin edges above.
  6. Curb Jaw - V9 Peck

  7. Brown Noise - V9 Peck
    Look for the brown stain, climb the line.

updated February 14th, 2007
Bob Broilo