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Stuck Nut Crag

Stuck Nut Crag Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 35.10873, -106.48278 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aaron Hobson, Anthony Stout, LeeAB, Marta Reece, Jason Halladay, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bill Lawry on Oct 1, 2011
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Description 

Notes:

  • Not sure where this gear-practice location really belongs on Mountain Project, if at all. There will probably never be any routes or bouldering problems listed. That is, it falls quite a bit short of what most think of as a crag.

  • Like other places in the open spaces adjacent to Albuquerque, those little summer-time flying bugs can be very pesky unless it is windy.

This is a great place for gear-anchor practice: numerous cracks 1/8 inch to 6 inch at ground level or accessible via easy scrambling, all within a short hike from the city. An aspiring leader could be kept busy making placements and building anchors for hours without repeat. There is enough terrain to keep a handful of folks concurrently practicing the craft.

Some of the rock is pretty fractured, some bomber, and some inbetween ... plenty of opportunities to point out the issues to a beginning leader. It faces west for nice summer AM shade and winter sun in the PM.

Getting There 

Stuck Nut Crag is not far from the White Wash Area that lies up above the east ends of Candelaria and Menaul. See the series of photos and their captions for directions.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here


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Rock Climbing Photo: About mid-way between the "quasi-bowl" a...
About mid-way between the "quasi-bowl" a...
Rock Climbing Photo: From the east end of the foot bridge, Stuck Nut Cr...
From the east end of the foot bridge, Stuck Nut Cr...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Turn right after crossing the bridge.  Hike south ...
Turn right after crossing the bridge. Hike south ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo was taken at a switchback and is about as cl...
Photo was taken at a switchback and is about as cl...
Rock Climbing Photo: When the ridge levels off for a short while, this ...
When the ridge levels off for a short while, this ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex practicing
Alex practicing

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