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This massive cliff face, easily seen from the city of Albuquerque, stands just beneath the communcations towers in upper Chimney Canyon. The rock wall boasts many long, quality routes.
At the North End of the crest parking lot, locate a prominent trail that skirts just around the fence. Follow it, as it slowly winds you down toward the limestone band near the top of the crest. This prominent trail continues along the limestone band for about 10 minutes or so, than you will come upon an intersection. Go left, heading towards hilltop of aspen, this is the summit of Muralla Grande.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Muralla Grande:
La Selva 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800'
The Second Coming 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches
Warpy Moople 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'
Lawyers, Guns & Money 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 140'
Excitable Boys 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 700'
Out to Lunch 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'
Dire Straights 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700'
Little Yellow Jacket 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 580'
Rapture 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 600'
Thunderbird 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'
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Excitable Boys 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Muralla Grande
P1: (5.7) Face climb on easier terrain, passing a tree on its left. The pitch ends at a 2-bolt anchor. P2: (5.8) Continue up from the anchor on lower angle face and discontinuous cracks, alongside a stunning right facing dihedral. A pin and bolt supplement the discontinuous cracks system. The pitch ends under a small triangular roof at another 2-bolt anchor. (P1 and P2 can be combined with a 60m rope)P3: (5.9+) Climb up to the roof passing it on its left. Enter into a left facing dihedral. Half ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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