Andy Boy Wall
Hole in the Wall
Mexican Breakfast Formation
Middle Way, The
My Secret Garden
Science Friction & Windward Walls
The La Luz trail, running from the foothills of the Sandias to the Sandia Crest, runs directly through this canyon. There is a high concentration of stellar routes on the rock within Upper LaCueva Canyon. Also, in comparison to many other routes within the Sandias, the approaches can be shorter and easier.
Though the routes within this canyon can be accessed from the lower part of the canyon (Juan Tabo Picnic Area in the foothills of Albuquerque), it is much easier to access them from the Sandia Crest. The La Luz trail begins on the South end of the Sandia Crest parking lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for La Cueva Canyon, Upper:
Mexican Breakfast Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150' Mexican Breakfast Formation
Good Clean Fun 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Sport, Alpine, 2 pitches, 220' Science Friction & Windward...
Featured Route For La Cueva Canyon, Upper
Global Warming 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : The Slot
*This route is 110' long, use a 70m rope or two ropes to get back down, even then you need to watch the ends carefully.The route right of the obvious dihedral (Shine On) with a fixed nut at its start (EDIT: no longer there as of 6-13). Climbs a shallow dihedral and roofs to an upper headwall with mostly bolts for protection. Two bolts for anchors with chains and lowering biners are shared with Shine On.One of the best 5.11 pitches in the Sandias. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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