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Science Friction Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.20389, -106.44912 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

See Mick Schein's Sandia Rock guide for a complete description.

A hidden area with clean steep faces. These areas consist of a few easier trad climbs along with some harder mixed climbs. Consists of two different levels, Science Friction being the upper wall and Windward wall being the lower wall.

Getting There 

Approach from the crest from the crest spur trail to the junction with the La Luz. At the junction head west (towards Albuquerque) on a primitive climber trail head up to the ridge above Echo Canyon.

Follow the ridge first south then west until you reach the cliffband. You will pass several don't disturb boundary marker signs on the way. Locate a pair of rap anchors (tough to spot) and do a 150' rappel down A Face Odyssey to the base of Science Friction Wall. There is a huge bolt halfway down which you might be able to stop and do a second rappel if needed.

Climbing Season

For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Science Friction

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Science Friction:
1993: A Face Odyssey   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 150'   
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Featured Route For Science Friction
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch

1993: A Face Odyssey 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NM : Sandia Mountains : ... : Science Friction
Start by the tree with a hand crack coming off the ledge, lieback and face climb to the roof, pull the roof move (careful of the blocks on the right they are loose) and follow bolts to ledge and cold shut. 2nd pitch (you can link the 2) follow bolts up through seams and grooves to rap bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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