Albuquerque Area Climbing
All of these areas exist right east of the city of Albuquerque.
The biggest city in the state of New Mexico, look for the intersection of I-25 and I-40, and everything around it is Albuquerque.
541 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Albuquerque Area Climbing:
Flake n' Bake 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200' La Cueva Canyon, Lower : Flake n' Bake
Northwest Ridge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000' La Cueva Canyon, Upper : The Thumb
Southwest Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1300' Juan Tabo Canyon : The Needle
Little Yellow Jacket 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 580' Chimney Canyon : Muralla Grande
Wizard of Air 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 600' La Cueva Canyon, Upper : Torreon
Featured Route For Albuquerque Area Climbing
Global Warming 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : The Slot
*This route is 110' long, use a 70m rope or two ropes to get back down, even then you need to watch the ends carefully.The route right of the obvious dihedral (Shine On) with a fixed nut at its start (EDIT: no longer there as of 6-13). Climbs a shallow dihedral and roofs to an upper headwall with mostly bolts for protection. Two bolts for anchors with chains and lowering biners are shared with Shine On.One of the best 5.11 pitches in the Sandias. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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