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First Step Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: LeeAB on Nov 14, 2009
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The area consiting of the ridge up to and the first flater area. Many small boulders and a few bigger guys. Lots of knobs, but the surrounding rock is generally grainy. The climbing can be pretty good though as the knobs are generally solid.

Many dispersed problems on several boulders that have been "put up" and subsequently forgotten through out the years, typical of the foothills.

Getting There 

Start up the ridge and follow pictures or directions to each indivdual boulder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Grizzly Hands V1+ 5  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Boulder A
Start on the ledge both hands with right foot on a solid ledge down near bushes. Move right hand to a Gaston sloper on right then move left hand to an under hang above start. Move feet, grab knob on right, set feet and reach around to a slope/crimp (mix) with right hand - located right where Quartz Crystal is in rock. Move left foot to quarter size knob and wrap right foot around for a solid foot hook (kinda mix between toe and using your leg). Now for the crux...Move your left hand to a pin...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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