La Cueva Canyon, Upper Rock Climbing
From The Pulpit
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.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
103 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',45],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in La Cueva Canyon, Upper
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for La Cueva Canyon, Upper:
Featured Route For La Cueva Canyon, Upper
The Sorcerer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : Torreon
The Sorcerer is the direct extension of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.Pitch 1&2- Climb The Sorcerer's Apprentice the top of the second pitch.Pitch 3- Climb straight up off the belay past a mantle and two bolts. Continue for another couple of body lengths to a tiny tree growing out of a horizontal crack. From here move up and slightly right finding pro in hidden horizontals. Continue straight up on gradually easier but runout climbing to a bolt. Climb the left facing corner system as it arches up...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
BETA PHOTO: La Luz trail view, Upper La Cueva Canyon
BETA PHOTO: Upper La Cueva Canyon looking southwest
Donald Duck & Fire Hydrant
Panorama of Upper La Cueva Canyon with The Thumb t...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of some of the features on the south side...
BETA PHOTO: Overview Map of Upper LaCueva and Chimney Canyons.