BETA PHOTO: Overview Map of Upper LaCueva and Chimney Canyons.
The La Luz trail, running from the foothills of the Sandias to the Sandia Crest, runs directly through this canyon. There is a high concentration of stellar routes on the rock within Upper LaCueva Canyon. Also, in comparison to many other routes within the Sandias, the approaches can be shorter and easier.
Though the routes within this canyon can be accessed from the lower part of the canyon (Juan Tabo Picnic Area in the foothills of Albuquerque), it is much easier to access them from the Sandia Crest. The La Luz trail begins on the South end of the Sandia Crest parking lot.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
101 Total Routes
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Another Pair of New Shoes 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Hole in the Wall
From the belay, head up and left to a bolt then attack the thin crack straight up. Follow this up to the crux roof and a line of bolts up the headwall. The roof (crux) has a high bolt that can be difficult to clip then typically move a bit to the right to turn the roof or try it straight on. The headwall offers up continuous climbing at a slightly easier grade than the crack and roof and keeps you on your toes. A great line that offers up a little of everything. Face, crack, a roof and good posi...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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