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
Excitable Boys 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Muralla Grande
P1: (5.7) Face climb on easier terrain, passing a tree on its left. The pitch ends at a 2-bolt anchor. P2: (5.8) Continue up from the anchor on lower angle face and discontinuous cracks, alongside a stunning right facing dihedral. A pin and bolt supplement the discontinuous cracks system. The pitch ends under a small triangular roof at another 2-bolt anchor. (P1 and P2 can be combined with a 60m rope)P3: (5.9+) Climb up to the roof passing it on its left. Enter into a left facing dihedral. Half ...[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.