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Stuck Nut Crag

Stuck Nut Crag  


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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 35.10873, -106.48278 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bill Lawry on Oct 1, 2011
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The namesake stuck nut lifted out easily by hand i...

Description 

Note: Not sure where this gear-practice location really belongs on Mountain Project, if at all. There will probably never be any routes or bouldering problems listed. That is, it falls quite a bit short of what most think of as a crag. Feel free to suggest another locale for this!

This is a great place for gear-anchor practice: numerous cracks 1/8 inch to 6 inch at ground level or accessible via easy scrambling, all within a short hike from the city. An aspiring leader could be kept busy making placements and building anchors for hours without repeat. There is enough terrain to keep a handful of folks concurrently practicing the craft.

Some of the rock is pretty fractured, some bomber, and some inbetween ... plenty of opportunities to point out the issues to a beginning leader. It faces west for nice summer AM shade and winter sun in the PM.

Getting There 

Stuck Nut Crag is not far from the White Wash Area that lies up above the east ends of Candelaria and Menaul. See the series of photos and their captions for directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here


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About mid-way between the "quasi-bowl" and the destination.
About mid-way between the "quasi-bowl" and the des...
From the east end of the foot bridge, Stuck Nut Crag is just beyond the ridge and so not quite visible
From the east end of the foot bridge, Stuck Nut Cr...
The 'approach' ...
BETA PHOTO: The 'approach' ...
Turn right after crossing the bridge.  Hike south a hundred yards or so and then head up this in-cut.  Once at the sky line follow obvious trails up the ridge.  If you miss this in-cut you will soon reach a second bridge near where the paved road makes a 90 degree turn.
Turn right after crossing the bridge. Hike south ...
Photo was taken at a switchback and is about as close as the trail gets to the destination.  The practice area is at the base of the circled formation, out of sight around to the right.
Photo was taken at a switchback and is about as cl...
When the ridge levels off for a short while, this is the view a little to your right.  Follow the trail down rightward into a kind of quasi-bowl (see arrow).  Continue up following switchbacks towards the circled destination.
When the ridge levels off for a short while, this ...
Alex practicing
Alex practicing

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