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Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders)

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Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders) Rock Climbing 


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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



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing 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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Mound (main upper cluster of boulders)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
Unknown    V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Arete to Crack   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Feb 26, 2009
Also known as Upper Mound.

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