Chimney Canyon Rock Climbing
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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chimney Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chimney Canyon:
Featured Route For Chimney Canyon
Cat Daddy 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Clandestine Wall
This was for a long time the hardest completed route in the Sandias and unrepeated on lead. Climbs the obvious crack splitting the steep red wall. The majority of the route is probably hard 5.11+ to a difficult and technical boulder problem at the top.Climb the varied and steep crack till it pinches off as it curves to the right, do crux moves onto the slab and step right to the bolted anchor of Event Horizon or step back left and climb crumbly rock with a fair bit of lichen to the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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.