After leaving white sands we headed west through New Mexico and stopped in the city of Las Cruces. There we did the normal boring city things; laundry, library, and food buying- which is where we found out that this city contains a supermarket, and the supermarket contains some tortillas, that were probably some of the best I've ever eaten. After gorging ourselves on warm tortillas we were on our way again and stopped at a climbing area just outside of town called the rough and ready hills. The climbs were pretty fun, so we stuck around for a couple days.
Goonie had something he wanted to show me
Good climbing, quiet camping, and pretty sunset
what more could you ask for?
After talking with a group of people from the area, we found out that there was a relatively easy multi-pitch sport climbing area nearby. We decided it was time we gave it a try. Multi-pitch climbing is when you climb up and then belay from a set of anchors on the wall to get your second person up, and then they belay you from those anchors and so on...
This is looking back at the car from where we started the climb after the hike up- you can just barely see the van in the middle of the picture
Mary about to start and lead the first pitch
Sometimes you forget how spiky and dangerous the desert can be