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Jemez Valley Area

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Area 37 
Battleship Rock 
Gilman Tunnels 
Jemez Cave (a.k.a. Crystal Cave) - CLOSED 
Jemez Falls 
Juno Tower 
Las Conchas 
Ponderosa Bouldering 
Upper East Fork (UEF) 
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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, New Mexico
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, New Mexico
North Faulty Trail
A very challenging narrow and rocky trail, remote feeling in sections. Near Tijeras village, New Mexico
Golden Open Space
Very nice singletrack threading around and across arroyos with tight turns. Near Placitas, New Mexico
South Sky Mountain Trail
A singletrack off Forest Loop Road. Near Bernalillo, New Mexico
Cattle Fence Trail
One of the many trails in the 7 mile loop road area. Near Bernalillo, New Mexico
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Jemez Valley Area Rock Climbing 

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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) - CLOSED, 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

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439 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',170],['2 Stars',165],['1 Star',72],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jemez Valley Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jemez Valley Area:
King for a Day   V6 7A     Boulder   The Pond : King for a Day Boulder
NASCAR traverse   V7 7A+     Boulder, 20'   The Pond : NASCAR Boulder
Crucible   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Bovine Inspiration   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Demanda   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Eat Mor Chikin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   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
Cow Pies For Breakfast   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Cowboy Up   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   Las Conchas : The Sponge
Metamuscle   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 65'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
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 (UEF) : Monster 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 (UEF) : Monster Wall
Silverback   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Chupacabra   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : 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
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Under Siege 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : Right Arrow
More excellent thin face climbing with small crimps and sidepulls on slightly less-than-vertical granite. Similar in character to Happy Feet, this line begins with difficult, strenuous face moves with a crux between the 1st and 3rd bolt. Higher, a relatively easy lip encounter leads to more 5.10 face climbing to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Reedrombo
From: Home is where you park it
May 9, 2015
Hey everyone, not a local, just passing through climbing at a few crags. Just passed through the town of Coyote, NM. Not sure if development is already occurring or if it's already been determined a pile of Choss, but there's either 10 lifetimes worth of bouldering around Coyote, or a days worth of realizing it's all shit!

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