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Near the mouth of Domingo Baca Canyon.

Description 

Domingo Baca Canyon is the major canyon through which the tram runs. The mouth of the canyon lies perhaps a half hour hike north of the Alleno Gallegos picnic area just off the east side of Albuquerque, and the canyon's upper reaches extend eastward to the ridge line of The Crest. Lower Domingo Baca Canyon roughly spans from the mouth of the canyon up to as far east as Hail Peak.

Getting There 

To get to the mouth of the canyon, one possibililty is to hike north from the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area; for this allow a little less than an hour. Another possibility is to hike south from the lower tram terminal of the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway. Check a trail map for details.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower:
Winter Solstice   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 160'   Lower Domingo Baca Slabs (A... : Winter Solstice Slab
Out of Darkness   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Domingo Baca Slabs (A... : Out of Darkness Slabs
Simply Replaced   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Domingo Baca Slabs (A... : Right Tower
Diagonal   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   Ego Boost
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Featured Route For Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower
An old bolt on Simply Replaced. This would not inspire confidence! We were happy to clip the shiny new ones nearby.

Simply Replaced 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Right Tower
This is a very nice climb, but is short. You finish wishing that is was a full 160 feet of similar face climbing. Original route line lost to history (Someone out there probably knows the FA party). An old line based on the O-ring bolts here. I pulled 2 of these old bolts out by hand, but there are 2 remaining on the route for your inspection. Four shiny new bolts exist along side these old relics....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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