John Groth on the bottom crux!
Mixed sun and shade
This area is one switch back below Estrellita and easy to get to from that area if you wander through the woods. Otherwise hike up a small scree slope from the switchback and drop into a 15 foot wide gully/slot with the routes on the right side.
Climbing Season For the La Cueva Canyon, Upper area.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Slot
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Slot:
Shine On 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 110'
Global Warming 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 115'
Featured Route For The Slot
Global Warming 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NM
: Sandia Mountains
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*This route is 110' long, use a 70m rope or two ropes to get back down, even then you need to watch the ends carefully.The route right of the obvious dihedral (Shine On) with a fixed nut at its start (EDIT: no longer there as of 6-13). Climbs a shallow dihedral and roofs to an upper headwall with mostly bolts for protection. Two bolts for anchors with chains and lowering biners are shared with Shine On.One of the best 5.11 pitches in the Sandias. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM