Albuquerque Area Climbing
All of these areas exist right east of the city of Albuquerque.
- Tunnel Springs
: An area featuring short, sustained climbs on moderate quality, sharp limestone. A short distance from Albuquerque.
- Sandia Mountains
: About one hours drive from Albuquerque (depending on the side you are coming from), if alpine adventure and long approaches your taste, head into the Sandia back-country.
- Palomas Peak
: Technical limestone sport climbing within the Sandia Mountains. About a one hour drive from Albuquerque with a 20 minute approach.
- The TV Station
: High quality, alpine, limestone bouldering at the top of the Sandias, just north of the Sandia Crest.
: Granite bouldering in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. This is the closest outdoor climbing you can find from the city of Albuquerque.
- Big Block
: A small limestone crag just outside of Albuquerque.
The biggest city in the state of New Mexico, look for the intersection of I-25 and I-40, and everything around it is Albuquerque.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
569 Total Routes
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The Promise Land 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Shield
P1- 5.11+ Start up some "chewy" rock for the first few bolts climbing on interesting black dikes that stick out from the wall. Near the top of the pitch a difficult move going left past a bolt is the crux of the pitch. Bolts, nuts and a red alien or #1 camelot.*Rip felt that this pitch warrented a grade of 5.12-, the crux is a difficult 2 move sequence on small crimps (V3 or V4), otherwise the pitch is 5.11-. P2- 5.11- Step right from the belay into a crack that curves up and back l...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Latest Regional Forum Messages
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jul 11, 2010
I'll be visiting Albuquerque between July 13 and July 20. Anyone need a partner for the Sandias or anywhere else cool enough to climb. Trad or sport. Cheers.
By chris scalf
Jun 1, 2012
is there any climbing at the top of menaul?