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This massive cliff face, easily seen from the city of Albuquerque, stands just beneath the communcations towers in upper Chimney Canyon. The rock wall boasts many long, quality routes.
At the North End of the crest parking lot, locate a prominent trail that skirts just around the fence. Follow it, as it slowly winds you down toward the limestone band near the top of the crest. This prominent trail continues along the limestone band for about 10 minutes or so, than you will come upon an intersection. Go left, heading towards hilltop of aspen, this is the summit of Muralla Grande.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Muralla Grande:
La Selva 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800'
The Second Coming 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches
Lawyers, Guns & Money 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 140'
Warpy Moople 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'
Excitable Boys 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 700'
Out to Lunch 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'
Dire Straights 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700'
Little Yellow Jacket 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 580'
Rapture 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 600'
Thunderbird 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'
Featured Route For Muralla Grande
Little Yellow Jacket 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Muralla Grande
Pitch 1, Start on a steep red blunt arete, climb straight up through a bulge and exit left on to a steep slab. Climb up past bolts past a horizontal break, continue up a corner and exit right to easier climbing and the belay, 110ft 10+/11-. Pitch 2, Move up and left staying out of the corner on clean face climbing to gain a pin. Aim for a short L facing corner, climb the corner and exit R to a ledge, a few more moves up and left gains the belay, 115ft 5.10a. Pitch 3- Straight up corner 40ft, man...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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