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Access road(NM 165) may be closed during winter months


This mostly shaded and highly secluded bouldering crag features a handful of lowball routes on a limestone overhang. The crag is relatively small but worthwhile area to explore and home to one of new mexico's only V14's

Getting There 

From Albuquerque take I-25 Northbound to exit 242 and turn left(eastbound) on NM 165 towards placitas. Follow the highway until it goes from paved to dirt. From the dirt road transition the parking for the crag will be located 1.8 miles up the road. at the 1.7 mile mark you will pass a sign that reads "one lane bridge" that has graffiti of a frowny face spray painted on it. pull to the side of the road and hike up the wash located to the right side of the road following the climbers trail for roughly 50 yards. after passing a pile of medium boulders at the bottom of the wash veer right on the trail and hike uphill to the crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Temple:
A Date with Beth   V7 7A+     Boulder   
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A Date with Beth V7 7A+  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : The Temple
Start in the middle of the wall with a good jug, go staight up. End on the huge ledge. Drop off, noth worth topping out. Sit start (V8/9) starts low with two ok edges, and good feet. MAke a couple of moves out the roof and a big through brings you to the start of the origional problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Williampenner
From: The 505
Aug 22, 2012
Comments from anonymous posters like chufftard are a bummer and generally lead to nothing but bad blood. Even the person who posted the Temple has no other MP.com contributions and is probably trying to stir things up with posting. Take that stuff elsewhere.

BTW, the Temple was perfectly fine to climb at before the glue went in. The landing was a partial junk show though. What happened there was sad, about as sad as the Temple being the epicenter of NM's hardest lines.

By Eric Whitbeck
Aug 23, 2012
Sweet. It has been way too long without a debate about glue and chiseling in ABQ. Long Live the Chisel and the glue pot. Anyone can climb natural holds.
By Eric Whitbeck
Aug 23, 2012
David, how is Jeremy's reaction to chuffies posts any different from your reaction to his?
By Eric Whitbeck
Aug 24, 2012
The funny thing about chippers and gluers is that they are not content to just chip and glue, which everyone knows can't be stopped, but they actually want everyone else to think it is cool. You can chip and glue all you want but you surely can't expect people to stop making fun of you for it. Highschool was probably tough huh? Like they said back in the day "you might pull pretty hard, but until you climb a big wall you're still kind of a lightweight."
By Senior Hernandez
Aug 24, 2012
By Eric Whitbeck
Aug 24, 2012
I actually don't even give one. Anything more than 10' tall probably counts as a big wall to anyone who hangs at the temple.
By Paul Davidson
Aug 29, 2012
"This post violated Rule #1. It has been removed by Mountain Project"

Just curious, but which of the admins is the one who has been excercising so much removal authority on here as of late ?
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 4, 2012
Paul Davidson wrote:
Just curious, but which of the admins is the one who has been excercising so much removal authority on here as of late?

I removed the above post by JeremyA. Most of this "discussion" seems borderline to begin with but the removed post was simply profane name calling.
This is the first post I've removed or edited as an administrator and I don't think any other NM admins are doing any heavy-handed administration either. Can you cite other instances of so much removal authority on here as of late? I don't believe there are others.
To be as transparent as possible I've added my name to the removed comment and I'll do so for any future removals.
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 20, 2012
The Saadhu V14
Left Ling-Chi V13
Right Ling Chi Direct V12
Right Ling Chi V11
Center Ling-Chi V12
Life of Chi V13
The Tipping Point V13
Après L'Orage V12
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Mista Hung Lo V12
Surviving the Game V12
Avant L'Orage V11
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Fai Gai V10
Fai Gai Sit V11
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