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Andy Boy Wall

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Andy Boy Wall  


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Submitted By: Fritz Devendorf on Jun 26, 2012
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Description 

This is described as "a quality crag with a short approach" in the 'Sandia Select' guidebook by Mick Schein. In addition to the three routes in the guidebook:
a. 5.8 My Ass (5.8+)
b. Unknown (5.10d)
c. Unknown (5.9)
there is an additional bolted route ascending the arete to the left of route 'c'.

The routes are appoximately 150 ft with only a couple of bolts on the crux moves of routes 'a' and 'b'. The routes can also be top roped.

Getting There 

The guide book describes the route to base of the crag. The top of the crag can be approched by turning north off of the "Crest Spur Trail" at the base of the stairs. Follow base of the cliff face north to just before the first gully. Zig-zag your way down through the woods and cross the gully before in drops down the south side of the crag. When you cross the gully, you should be able to see the top off the wall beyond a short traverse through some Aspens and rock ledges.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Andy Boy Wall
Andy Boy Wall taken from the toe of the crag. The rope is running straight up a direct start of the route.  The normal start would be farther to the left up the vertical cracks

5.8 My Ass 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Andy Boy Wall
Begin approximately 15 feet north of the toe in the center of the crag at a small system of vertical crack. Work up and right to a bolt approximately in the middle and above the toe of the crag. Follow thin ledges and cracks past two more bolts to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 27, 2012
This is a sweet little crag with great rock!

All the routes are super fun.

J
By LeeAB
Administrator
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 28, 2012
The Unknown 5.10d (actually listed as 5.11a in the Sandia Rock guide) has some really fun just under vertical face climbing at the top past a bolt, don't remember much about the rest of the route though. I would say it is a 3 star route.
By Eric Whitbeck
Jun 29, 2012
Lee and Jeremy climbing together? What a wonderful world..
By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 29, 2012
As far as I remember the harder line takes small offsets and small Aliens (black and blue) for weird horizontals and such. Super cool line on great rock. 3 stars for sure.

And no Eric...Lee and I didn't climb up there together...yet...

;-)

Jeremy
By Karl Kiser
Jun 29, 2012
The pitches are not 150 feet but they are long. One needs to be careful rapping from the tree with a 60 m rope unless you go to the extreme left and stop at a higher ledge. Additionally a TR of the 5.11- route would require cautious lowering to the ledge. A couple of cordelletes make a good anchor for the rap or TR off the large tree.
By LeeAB
Administrator
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 30, 2012
True enough Karl. Pretty sure I used a 70m rope on things and had no problem lowering or rapping anything, so 100-120 feet is more realistic.