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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'
Featured Route For Muralla Grande
Thunderbird 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Muralla Grande
Starts at the head of a small gully 60 ft away from the start of Little Yellow Jacket and ~100 ft (a couple switchbacks) below Second Coming. The route begins in very obvious right-facing dihedral and climbs generally straight up for 6 pitches to the top of Muralla.P1 (95 ft – 5.11-): Climb an obvious right-facing dihedral and pull a roof to a fixed pin below a second roof. Back up pin with nut and traverse right under roof to belay on ledge with another fixed pin.P2 (90 ft – 5.11): Climb ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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