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A Boulder-Climbing Paradise, Where Sacredness Meets Sport

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Northeast of East El Paso, where housing developments give way to salvage yards, a stand of volcanic syenite rises from the valley floor in a palette of rust and dun, splintering into foothills sliced like layer cakes. This 860-acre span, known as Hueco Tanks for its rainwater pockets, has beckoned generations of families from the twin cities of Juarez and El Paso.