BETA PHOTO: The west side of Echo Canyon, featuring the Ramp (...
Home of the beautiful Yucca Flower Tower
, Echo Canyon has one of the shortest approaches in the Sandia Mountains. The summit of the Yucca Flower Tower
Tower is just off the La Luz Trail. Rapping down this formation access several high quality lines. If looking for a few "alpinish" sport routes, Techweeny Buttress is where you will find some.
Find the Sandia Crest Spur trail at the south end of the Sandia Crest parking area. Follow it down and past its junction with the La Luz trail (.5 miles). At this junction, your direction will depend on the formation that you plan on climbing. For Techweeny Buttress
or Bush Shark Spire
, you will drop down into echo canyon by heading southeast, or right at the junction. If heading for Yucca Flower Tower
, continue south on the La Luz. See Yucca Flower Tower
for continuation of directions to the routes on this formation.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
30 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Bush Shark Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Bush Shark Area
Like the Candle in Chimney Canyon, this route leads to one of the few spire summits in the Sandias. An interesting route with a good hand crack on P1, the second pitch contains the routes crux which occurs right off the belay. The climb ends at a bolted anchor just short of the spires summit. A short section of class 3 scrambling can be done to top out on the summit. P1: (90’) Starts at the spire’s west face, underneath a large roof. Follow a good hand crack broken up with intermittent ledg...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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