BETA PHOTO: Overview map of Chimney and Upper LaCueva Canyons
This canyon is located just below the Ceder Crest communication towers. The most prominant feature within this canyon is Muralla Grande
("great wall"). The canyon is named after the chimney looking spire
south of Muralla Grande.
See map, and each specific climbing wall/spire for specific directions.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
33 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chimney Canyon:
Featured Route For Chimney Canyon
Thunderbird 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Muralla Grande
Starts at the head of a small gully 60 ft away from the start of Little Yellow Jacket and ~100 ft (a couple switchbacks) below Second Coming. The route begins in very obvious right-facing dihedral and climbs generally straight up for 6 pitches to the top of Muralla.P1 (95 ft – 5.11-): Climb an obvious right-facing dihedral and pull a roof to a fixed pin below a second roof. Back up pin with nut and traverse right under roof to belay on ledge with another fixed pin.P2 (90 ft – 5.11): Climb ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Chimney, the canyon's namesake
By Ryan Curry
Apr 22, 2011
As of April 11, 2011 the approach to the Clandestine Wall was impassable due to snow covered ice on the steep sections of the Chimney Canyon trail. With crampons and axes (not kidding here) the hike might be managable; with our approach shoes, however, it was downright dangerous and we turned around to go climb at the stuff in Echo Canyon instead.