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Jemez Valley Area

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Area 37 
Battleship Rock 
Gilman Tunnels 
Jemez Cave (a.k.a. Crystal Cave) 
Jemez Falls 
Juno Tower 
Las Conchas 
Ponderosa Bouldering 
Upper East Fork 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

King of the Mountain
A long singletrack climb or descent through the ski area with several technical challenges. Near Tijeras village, NM
King of the Mountain, Golden Eagle Loop
A grueling climb followed by a fast descent on the Sandia Peak Ski Area trails. Near Tijeras village, NM
North Faulty Trail
A very challenging narrow and rocky trail, remote feeling in sections. Near Tijeras village, NM
Golden Open Space
Very nice singletrack threading around and across arroyos with tight turns. Near Placitas, NM
South Sky Mountain Trail
A singletrack off Forest Loop Road. Near Bernalillo, NM
Cattle Fence Trail
One of the many trails in the 7 mile loop road area. Near Bernalillo, NM
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Jemez Valley Area  

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From Granite to welded tuft to travertine; single pitch, multi-pitch. and bouldering, this area has various types of rock and styles of climbing and bouldering. There is something for everyone here!

Climbing areas throughout this area include: Gilman Tunnels, Battleship Rock, Jemez Cave (a.k.a. Crystal Cave), Area 37, and Las Conchas.

Getting There 

From Albuquerque start North on 25 to Bernalillo, exiting North at highway 550 (exit # 242, DON'T miss this exit, the next exit does not come for many miles). Follow 550 to San Ysidro and head North on state road 4. All the areas branch from here.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

436 Total Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',170],['2 Stars',162],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jemez Valley Area:
King for a Day   V6 7A     Boulder   The Pond : King for a Day Boulder
Crucible   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Demanda   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Bovine Inspiration   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Drive By Shooting   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Las Conchas : Gateway Rock
Forest   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Gateway Rock
Cowboy Up   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper East Fork : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Cow Pies For Breakfast   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   Las Conchas : The Sponge
Leprosy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Area 37
Werepig   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
Metamuscle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 65'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Udder Limits   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Pegasus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
Silverback   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
In Your Face Space Coyote   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Las Conchas : Love Shack Area
Chupacabra   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Upper East Fork : Monster Wall
The Color of Optimism   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
Death Grip   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Love Shack Area
Golden Years   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
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Featured Route For Jemez Valley Area
Josh finishing up the face. March 2009.

Little Viking 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  NM : Jemez Valley Area : Juno Tower
This route travels the obvious line up the south face of Juno Tower. It offers a variety of different moves that beautifully weave its way up this awesome spire. The rock is solid and the climbing is consistent at the grade with the crux move being 5.10c and the rest of the climb is at a sustained 5.10. Be aware that most of the bolt line is consistently to the left of where the actual climbing is, most of the way up. The bolts were placed more to where the rock quality was the best. It has thou...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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