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Upper Mound - the corridor

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Upper Mound - the corridor  


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Submitted By: Dave Wachter on Feb 26, 2009
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Description 

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



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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Featured Route For Upper Mound - the corridor
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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This is a nice V2-ish variation on the easy/moderate wall at the western mouth of the corridor. The wall faces north, so tends to stay cool in the middle of the day. Landing is nice and flat. <br />The V6 illustrated in the previous photo is just to the left, around the corner. <br />There is a diagonal crack to the climber's right which offers some of the easiest (VB) climbing at U-mound, with an exciting topout for beginning highballers.
This is a nice V2-ish variation on the easy/modera...
Another view of the V2 at the northern mouth of the corridor. You can see a pad under the corridor V6 to the left, and the diagonal VB crack to the right.
Another view of the V2 at the northern mouth of th...

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