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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Raven Steals the Sun 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : La Vista
From the tree a top the main face after the notch rap straight down ~190' to a stance with a pin and a bolt. From there rap ~60'until you can see a nice belay ledge with a pin and a bolt. You have to swing with a bit of effort to reach this as it will be off to your right a ways. We left a link on the fixed pin but it is wise to leave a draw here as the rope was tough to pull. From here rap to a tree covered ledge ~100 (The Living Room). Walk north across the ledge and scramble down to a big spr...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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