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Upper Mound - the corridor

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Upper Mound - the corridor Rock Climbing 

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A nice, sheltered corridor running north-south, with a few excellent problems. The ones in the corridor itself are pretty much all hard - V6 and up (except apparently there's a V3+ hiding in the middle - see problem description by LeeAB). There are several closely-spaced easy/moderate problems at the north exit of the corridor, on the west side.

Getting There 

From the upper cluster "base camp," head west (toward town) along the base of the manatee, then climb up to the right into the corridor.

Climbing Season

For the U-Mound area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Mound - the corridor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Mound - the corridor:
The OW   V4 6B     Boulder   
Whale Belly   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Corridor Problem   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Hito   V10-11 8A     Boulder, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Whale Belly

Whale Belly V6 7A  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Mound - the corridor
Nice compression moves with a potentially bad landing and a difficult top out, oh yeah and steep for the U-mound.Start from a sit with a low right side pull and an OK left edge. Heal hook right and pull up to a higher sidepull then stab at a higher edge with the left, the sooner you get to the good left hold the better. Another heel hook and reach high and right into the OW for an edge. Then start trying to find holds on the slab and still see your feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is a nice V2-ish variation on the easy/modera...
This is a nice V2-ish variation on the easy/modera...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the V2 at the northern mouth of th...
Another view of the V2 at the northern mouth of th...

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