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Miss Piggy 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Hill, Norm Wendell, 1980
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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Jul 15, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Climbing the first pitch of Miss Piggy... awesome ...


1st Pitch; 100 ft
Start up the wide crack to the top of the flake, can use a #3 Camalot here but not necessary. Continue up the steep thin crack (crux) to a right facing dihedral. From here angle right on easier ground to the anchor for the bolted routes or continue up another dihedral to belay at the large tree.

2nd pitch; 120 feet
From the belay follow the crack past a fixed piton. The Sandia Classics guide mentions the start is difficult to protect, but I didn't find it any worse than other Sandia climbs at the grade. Continue up the crack for a ways until the crack gives way to block terrain. Angle slightly right on better than it looks rock to a slight notch. Top out and belay off the tree.


Continue past the La Luz mine passing Insane Clown Posse and Sister Sledge, 10 ft left of Sister Sledge is the starting flake of Miss Piggy.


Standard Sandias rack up to #2 camalot. Can place a #3 at the start if desired. Could probably fit it on the second pitch as well if needed.

Photos of Miss Piggy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the second pitch of Miss Piggy.
Leading the second pitch of Miss Piggy.
Rock Climbing Photo: looking down at the belay at the top of p1 from a ...
looking down at the belay at the top of p1 from a ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan leading Pitch 1.
Ryan leading Pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming up the first pitch of Piggys
Coming up the first pitch of Piggys
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard leading Pitch 2 from the tree.
Richard leading Pitch 2 from the tree.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top where we stash packs and top out...
View from the top where we stash packs and top out...

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By Ryan Smyth
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 30, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The first pitch of this climb is great. Some nice liebacking in the start. The second pitch isn't quite as great as the first one. I'd recommend bypassing the bolts and belaying from the tree. Unless you just want to do the first pitch and rap to the start.
By Paul Davidson
Aug 20, 2009

Tuesday, Aug 18th, 4:30 PM, RB and I meet at the Marriot (LA and I40),
drive up to the top, zip down and do Miss Piggy.

Neither of us had done the climb in probably over 15 years.
Ron tops out just as the sun sets.
If we'd paid a bit more attention on starting the second pitch correctly (left of the tree, not right) we'd have had a bit more of a time window.

What a fun route. The first pitch layback is just classic Sandia 5.8 layback over a bulge (Happy Gnome, etc...)

We both thought the 2nd pitch was all quite good, well protected, bit interesting to get started then nice pro, jams, etc... to the top.

We'd both remembered it being kinda typical Sandia hash but the rock quality was really pretty darn good.

Looks like the Estrellita to Piggy link up would make for one fun outing.

Has anyone done her in one 70M pitch ?
Rope drag reasonable if you bring enough long runners ?
By kevinnlong
From: Boulder, CO
May 1, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I enjoyed both pitches. The second pitch has more climbing between 5.6-5.8 and is surprisingly steep at the top. With an easy walk-up/walk-off, this climb is well worth the trip.
By HowardofNM
Sep 30, 2012

Climbed on 9/30/12. Partner couldn't get out #3 stoppper from 2nd pitch. If you can get it and want to return it that would be nice. Drop it off at SACG for Howard B or Maggie.
By Chris Walden
Sep 9, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route we climbed Miss Piggy and Estrolita to get a feel of 5.8's in the Sandias prior to doing the Southwest Ridge. We felt Piggy and Estrolita were rated spot on. Good climb really enjoyed it.

Rock Climbing Photo: At the top of Piggy
At the top of Piggy
By Nathan Kofahl
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jun 10, 2016

3d Photo taken at the top of Miss Piggy on 5/30/16

Awesome views.

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