BETA PHOTO: Overview map of Chimney and Upper LaCueva Canyons
This canyon is located just below the Ceder Crest communication towers. The most prominant feature within this canyon is Muralla Grande
("great wall"). The canyon is named after the chimney looking spire
south of Muralla Grande.
See map, and each specific climbing wall/spire for specific directions.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
33 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Chimney Canyon
Warpy Moople 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Muralla Grande
A long time classic in the Sandias offering some of the cleanest crack and face climbing in the area. Also a great test of route finding skills.P1: (5.7) Begin climbing dihedral, at the end of the dihedral move left through easier ground up to a dirt ledge with many large blocks.P2: (5.9) Move slightly right and climb an arching roof. Turn the roof and angle right to a small sloping ledge under a small roof.P3: (5.7) Traverse out right below the small roof. Begin angling right towards the cor...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Chimney, the canyon's namesake
By Ryan Curry
Apr 22, 2011
As of April 11, 2011 the approach to the Clandestine Wall was impassable due to snow covered ice on the steep sections of the Chimney Canyon trail. With crampons and axes (not kidding here) the hike might be managable; with our approach shoes, however, it was downright dangerous and we turned around to go climb at the stuff in Echo Canyon instead.