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.
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.
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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
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Diagonal 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Ego Boost
This is the second of three Gary Hicks' routes I've done based strictly on Hill's guide - the others being Hail Peak's Poker and West Face Direct. In all cases the detailed descriptions were quite accurate.Diagonal is reasonably done in five or six pitches. See beta photo for approximate belay locations. Would have given this route a "Great" quality rating except for a couple of hard-to-protect sections on poor rock. * P1, 5.6 or 5.7, PG13 pro, ~60 feet: chossy leftward traversing f...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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