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Upper Mound - the corridor

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Upper Mound - the corridor 


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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Kristine Hoffman
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.


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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The Corridor Problem (V6/7) start. Located on the north end of the corridor, with the mountains to your back. Ben has moved from the start hold to the slopey right hand. From there, pick your poison, and go up.

Corridor Problem V6-7 7A+  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Mound - the corridor
One of the stand outs of the U-Mound area.Start matched on the left facing edge/jug at shoulder level. Pull up to a sloper with a thumb catch up and right. From here there are at least 3 ways to do the next bit all of which are about the same grade depending on what you are best at. You can back step either way and reach up to either of the side by side edges with one hand or the other or you can heal hook by your left hand and rock up to the edges. Next make a difficult pull to the knob edge ou...[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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