hammertime's Canditions

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2015

Got an early start and we were the only two people on the route for a long time. Many more groups showed up in the afternoon. It was our first time in Elephant Butte and misinterpretation of the directions had us experiencing new tangents and techniques before finding the first rap! It ate up some time but found that others made the same misinterpretations of the directions and ended up where we were. It all worked out and we saw views from angles that I'm guessing many have not seen! Now we know the route I bet we could do it in 2. Gorgeous views and some fun technical climbing. As with all previous reports....the route can be challenging to find!!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 24, 2015

The most favorite of the 2 in the area. (Repeater) But they are so close to each other it's worth it. The views at the top of the rap are amazing!!! An arch is visible way off in the distance as well. Not sure which one it is but loved the view. The rap is pretty fun as well. Leaving the rope and going back works really well as it did in Repeater.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 24, 2015

Interesting to read about the story of the cow from November/2011!! I can report that the remains of the cow are still there!! However it is just bones and there is no smell. There are two options to rap. The first is right at the top. Reports are that this is a difficult and challenging spot. We opted for the less technical rap about 100 feet down the right side of the canyon. Found a great natural stone anchor, webbed it up and down we went. It was a great little trip. We will go back and try the more challenging rap another day.