Bush Shark Area Rock Climbing
Routes in Bush Shark Area
|Banana Split T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Big - T T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Blood In The Water S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Bush Shark Spire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cabron T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Curfew T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Feeding Frenzy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Garden Party T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ghost Rider T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Great White T,S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Hammerhead T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Mudshark Arpeggio, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Pantomime T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Westron Wynde T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Shared By:||Chuck McQuade on Jan 4, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThe formations name is a little misleading, as only the summit of Bush Shark Spire is detached from the main wall. However this makes it easy to spot when approaching from Echo Canyon.
Getting ThereFind the Sandia Crest Spur trail at the south end of the Sandia Crest parking area. Follow it down and past its junction with the La Luz trail (.5 miles). At this junction for Bush Shark Spire, you will drop down into echo canyon by heading southeast. Hug the east wall of the canyon past the Techweeny Buttress. The trail eventually flattens out at the base of Bush Shark Spire.
Alternate approach #1) Continue south on the La Luz trail towards the tram, look for a climbers trail that forks off right about 5 minutes from the Crest Spur Trail junction. This trail leads to the top of the massive wall behind Bush Shark Spire. From here a north facing gulley can be used to access the Bush Shark area. The gulley is short but steep with a short 4th class section at its end. After the 4th class section heading south (left) will land you at the base of Bush Shark Spire.
Alternate approach #2) Rapping in from Big T....I have rapped in using double ropes...however cant remmeber which anchors we skipped...to be continued [Alam notes: Note on these raps - the top bolts are very hard to locate. They are out on the point that has a tree, but are about 20 feet down the ledge, and are blocked from view above by a block... the gulley to the north can be done in about 15 mintues, bushy but is much faster than setting 2 raps]
Classic Climbing Routes at Bush Shark Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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