A cluster of boulders with a variety of problems and a nice sheltered nook to hang out in. Great place to set up "camp" on crisp sunny days.
Walk up the hill about 30 meters to the north of the warmup boulders and you're there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders):
Manatee trad traverse V0+ Boulder
Jelly Bean hand traverse V2 Boulder
Highball slab problem V2 Boulder
Knob Problem V3 Boulder
The Murray Highball V4 Boulder, 18 feet
The Manatee V4-5 Boulder, 18 feet
Featured Route For Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders)
The Murray Highball V4 NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Mound (main upper clu...
This U-Mound classic is on par with The Manatee (in my opinion) but strangely, it sees far less traffic. Perhaps it's the really bad landing or hard to reach start? Either way, this is a must do. While it is definitely easier and not quite as tall as the The Manatee, it requires a different level of commitment and risk. Can also be linked via a low start on the arete which makes it a formidable hard line for those who have U-Mound dialed. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM