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Jemez Valley Area

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Area 37 
Battleship Rock 
Crystal Cave 
Gilman Tunnels 
Jemez Falls 
Juno Tower 
Las Conchas 
Ponderosa Bouldering 
Upper East Fork 

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Jemez Valley Area 


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Description 

From Granite to welded tuft to travertine; single pitch, multi-pitch. and bouldering, this area has various types of rock and styles of climbing and bouldering. There is something for everyone here!

Climbing areas throughout this area include: Gilman Tunnels, Battleship Rock, Crystal Cave, Area 37, and Las Conchas.


Getting There 

From Albuquerque start North on 25 to Bernalillo, exiting North at highway 550 (exit # 242, DON'T miss this exit, the next exit does not come for many miles). Follow 550 to San Ysidro and head North on state road 4. All the areas branch from here.


401 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jemez Valley Area:
King for a Day   V6 7A     Boulder   The Pond : King for a Day Boulder
Crucial Taunt   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
Bovine Inspiration   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Demanda   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Lightbulb Not Included   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
Drive By Shooting   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport   Las Conchas : Gateway Rock
Wheel Chair Access   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 80'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Cowboy Up   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 50'   Las Conchas : The Sponge
Cow Pies For Breakfast   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Tiny Propeller   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Las Conchas : Leaning Tower
Werepig   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
Metamuscle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 65'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Leprosy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport   Area 37
Udder Limits   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Pegasus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
Silverback   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Chupacabra   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
Death Grip   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Love Shack Area
Golden Years   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
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