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Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower

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Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower Rock Climbing 

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Near the mouth of Domingo Baca Canyon.


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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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