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Elevation: 10,010 ft
GPS: 35.20389, -106.44912
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See Mick Schein's Sandia Rock guide for a complete description.

A hidden area with clean steep faces. These areas consist of a few easier trad climbs along with some harder mixed climbs. Consists of two different levels, Science Friction being the upper wall and Windward wall being the lower wall.

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Approach from the crest from the crest spur trail to the junction with the La Luz. At the junction head west (towards Albuquerque) on a primitive climber trail head up to the ridge above Echo Canyon.

Follow the ridge first south then west until you reach the cliffband. You will pass several don't disturb boundary marker signs on the way. Locate a pair of rap anchors (tough to spot) and do a 150' rappel down A Face Odyssey to the base of Science Friction Wall. There is a huge bolt halfway down which you might be able to stop and do a second rappel if needed.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Science Friction

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Trad, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
1993: A Face Odyssey
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pub Draught Guinness
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
1993: A Face Odyssey
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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