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Andy Boy Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Fritz Devendorf on Jun 26, 2012

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This is described as "a quality crag with a short approach" in the 'Sandia Select' guidebook by Mick Schein. In addition to the three routes in the guidebook:
a. 5.8 My Ass (5.8+)
b. Unknown (5.10d)
c. Unknown (5.9)
there is an additional bolted route ascending the arete to the left of route 'c'.

The routes are appoximately 150 ft with only a couple of bolts on the crux moves of routes 'a' and 'b'. The routes can also be top roped.

Getting There 

The guide book describes the route to base of the crag. The top of the crag can be approched by turning north off of the "Crest Spur Trail" at the base of the stairs. Follow base of the cliff face north to just before the first gully. Zig-zag your way down through the woods and cross the gully before in drops down the south side of the crag. When you cross the gully, you should be able to see the top off the wall beyond a short traverse through some Aspens and rock ledges.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Would You Like Fries With That 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Andy Boy Wall
The crux is the last roof. It may be slightly harder for shorter persons. Be sure to have a one foot sling for the bolt on the first roof (rope drag if a sport draw). If the third bolt of Bob's Big Boy is clipped at the start, a triple runner or equivalent is best to reduce rope drag....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 28, 2012
The Unknown 5.10d (actually listed as 5.11a in the Sandia Rock guide) has some really fun just under vertical face climbing at the top past a bolt, don't remember much about the rest of the route though. I would say it is a 3 star route.
By Eric Whitbeck
Jun 29, 2012
Lee and Jeremy climbing together? What a wonderful world..
By Karl Kiser
Jun 29, 2012
The pitches are not 150 feet but they are long. One needs to be careful rapping from the tree with a 60 m rope unless you go to the extreme left and stop at a higher ledge. Additionally a TR of the 5.11- route would require cautious lowering to the ledge. A couple of cordelletes make a good anchor for the rap or TR off the large tree.
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Jun 30, 2012
True enough Karl. Pretty sure I used a 70m rope on things and had no problem lowering or rapping anything, so 100-120 feet is more realistic.

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