Dr. Clair Patterson isn’t necessarily one of the best known scientific names of the 20th century, but he’s a name you ought to know. His work not only changed our understanding of the Earth, but also has had a profound impact on the life of everyone reading this post.
More than a movie set, the cracked basalt of Diablo Canyon makes for some of the best multi-pitch tradition and sport rock climbing in New Mexico. In this area alone, there are over one hundred routes ranging from 5.8 to 5.13 in difficulty - all just 16.4 miles northwest of Santa Fe. Check out the climbing on BLM New Mexico YouTube.
BLM photos courtesy of Steven W. Martin Photography