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Pueblo Canyon Areas Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.8914, -106.3111 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Oct 22, 2008
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Clinging to the slopers on The Donkey Punch.


Pueblo Canyon is the main tuff canyon running through the center of Los Alamos, and has interesting climbing both within the main portion of Pueblo Canyon, as well as in the smaller tributary side canyons, such as Acid Canyon and School Canyon. The rock quality is highly variable from crumbly to mediocre.

A lot of climbing has been done in this area, including fun streambed bouldering, seldom-visited cracks up to 120' tall, occasionally formed short but fun ice climbs, and a few recent mixed/dry-tooling climbs have been put up. Very little of the developed climbing so far has been documented (to date), but maybe MountainProject will emerge as a good resource for sharing this information. Much potential for future climbs remain.
Go explore- have fun!

Getting There 

Check under the pages for the individual sections of Pueblo Canyon.
The approaches range from very short (North Rd areas, 1 minute) to fairly long... 30 minutes for the more remote areas near the high 'Bridges' area of Pueblo Canyon

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pueblo Canyon Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pueblo Canyon Areas:
Give Blood To Dracula   M6+     Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 35'   School Canyon
Rob's Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   North Rd. West
Nard Gargler   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 13'   North Rd. West
The Donkey Punch   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 14'   North Rd. West
Knob Goblin (PFVP)   V4 6B     Boulder, 14'   North Rd. West
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Featured Route For Pueblo Canyon Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: Me sticking the crux - but not sending yet.    Pho...

Knob Goblin (PFVP) V4 6B  NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : North Rd. West
Start on a low undercling on the right side of the Knob Goblin' boulder (aka Waterfall Boulder). Move straight up and over the roof, avoiding the arete on the right. Continue through long moves straight up, and top out. Very fun dynamic movement but somewhat contrived: both the featured water rut to the left and the arete to the right are off....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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