BETA PHOTO: Boulder A as seen from the trailhead.
This relatively large boulder hosts several problems that all climb on a variety of knobs. The problems on the uphill face make for a couple of nice warm ups while the downhill face has some nice taller problems that are pretty technical. The rock outside of the knobs is quite grainy, particularly lower on the boulder.
See picture. You can easily see this boulder from the parking lot as it is the tallest boulder just below the first flat area on the ridge and is right on the sky line as viewed from the parking lot. You may want to take a trail up the ridge that is further north from the first main one or cut off of it pretty quickly. There is a descent trail that runs across the ridge just above this boulder so it is likely that you will first see it from just above when you get to it.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Boulder A
Right Side Overhang V2 5+ NM
: Albuquerque Area Climbing
: ... : Boulder A
The crux is keeping your feet on through the first few moves. Heel or toe hooking is useful here. Starts lowsih on a right knob and left in the flared crack with a knob. Make a long move up to another knob and work your feet around so that you can move your other hand up to match and move to a higher knob. Continue up bigger holds to the top. Beware the "Sandias solid" flake near the top on the right that you don't really want to pull on if you can avoid it....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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By Matt St. Peter
From: ABQ, NM
Feb 28, 2014
A short video of the V5 on the downhill side of Boulder A.
By Patrick Vernon
From: Albuquerque, NM
Mar 1, 2014
You almost hit coyote! Nice vid.