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Home of the beautiful Yucca Flower Tower, Echo Canyon has one of the shortest approaches in the Sandia Mountains. The summit of the Yucca Flower Tower Tower is just off the La Luz Trail. Rapping down this formation access several high quality lines. If looking for a few "alpinish" sport routes, Techweeny Buttress is where you will find some.
Find the Sandia Crest Spur trail at the south end of the Sandia Crest parking area. Follow it down and past its junction with the La Luz trail (.5 miles). At this junction, your direction will depend on the formation that you plan on climbing. For Techweeny Buttress or Bush Shark Spire, you will drop down into echo canyon by heading southeast, or right at the junction. If heading for Yucca Flower Tower, continue south on the La Luz. See Yucca Flower Tower for continuation of directions to the routes on this formation.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Echo Canyon:
Western Justice (Frontier Justice) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 170' Yucca Flower Tower
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Rawhide 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Yucca Flower Tower
Pitch 1, 10c 140 feetStart up easy face climbing to reach the superb fracture ahead. Place pro and jam and lieback the strenuous finger crack (crux). Continue up past a small dihedral, to a thin section through discontinous fractures. Angle left to the shared anchors with Squash Blossom.Pitch 2, 5.9 150 feetHead slightly left off the belay and climb a nice finger and hand crack up through a slightly tricky section, to easy low angle climbing to the anchor, there is an occasional 5.7 move or so...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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