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
Little Yellow Jacket 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NM
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Muralla Grande
Pitch 1 - Start on a steep red blunt arete, climb straight up through a bulge and exit left on to a steep slab. Climb up past bolts past a horizontal break, continue up a corner and exit right to easier climbing and the belay, 110ft (5.11-)Pitch 2 - Move up and left staying out of the corner on clean face climbing to gain a pin. Aim for a short left-facing corner, climb the corner and exit right to a ledge, a few more moves up and left gains the belay. 115ft (5.10a)Pitch 3 -...[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.