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Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders)

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Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders) 


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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Walk up the hill about 30 meters to the north of the warmup boulders and you're there.


Climbing Season


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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+ 4+     Boulder   
Jelly Bean hand traverse   V2 5+     Boulder   
Highball slab problem   V2 5+     Boulder   
Knob Problem   V3 6A     Boulder   
The Murray Highball   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   
The Manatee   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 18'   
Arete to Crack   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders)
V2 highball with a tricky mantle start (much easier up high), accessed through a corridor on the north side of the main cluster (tops out just above the knob problem). Very bad landing.

Highball slab problem V2 5+  NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Upper Mound (main upper clu...
Crux is pulling off the ground. You can either start matched on the lower black feature (significantly harder, due to lack of feet), or reach up and start with your left hand on the next higher black feature. Crimp to a mantle move, then stand up and collect yourself for some easy but heady crimping to the top.Downclimb is on the opposite side....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Overview of problems at upper boulder cluster. Climber is hand-traversing the "tipped over jelly bean boulder" (Should actually be called the "cut in half jelly bean boulder").
Overview of problems at upper boulder cluster. Cli...
Upper cluster viewed from the north side of the warmup boulders. The Manatee is the crazy looking blobby formation behind Dan, with the patch of green lichen matching his shirt. The big, low boulder further right in the foreground has some fun slab problems on it.
Upper cluster viewed from the north side of the wa...
The Egg (V1/2).
The Egg (V1/2).
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By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Feb 26, 2009

Also known as Upper Mound.