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Big Block 0 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Block Wall 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bouldering Cave 0 / 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Elevation: 6,927 ft
GPS: 35.031, -106.362 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Orphaned on Sep 20, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

Fast-access sport climbing on limestone right outside of Abq. Usually shady.

Getting There

From I-40, travel south on HWY 337 / (a.k.a. south 14), for about 4.5 miles. The crag is on the right and is obvious from the road as there is a big cube detached from the main wall and laying on one corner. Hike down and across the stream bed.

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Hamish Malin
Fredericksburg, VA
Hamish Malin   Fredericksburg, VA
I may be in area and was thinking of lead-soloing some of these routes with a soloist device - any beta on how easy it would be to build anchors at the base of the various sport routes? Are there trees or blocks at the base that could be used? Cheers!!
-Hamish Jun 1, 2017
youtube.com/watch?v=NIUa66T…

video beta for a few climbs Sep 26, 2014
ian watson
Albuquerque, NM
ian watson   Albuquerque, NM
@Lee I would buy 5.9 Aug 14, 2013
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
@ Ian, I'd always heard of the 2 short bolted climbs on the boulder referred to as 5.9, might be why they seemed a bit hard for 5.7+. Dec 5, 2012
ian watson
Albuquerque, NM
ian watson   Albuquerque, NM
The 5.7+ routes on the small wall/boulder felt harder to me maybe the way I was climbing it? Be warned if you are looking for some chill/easy 5.7's . Dec 5, 2012
J J
Edgewood, NM
J J   Edgewood, NM
Additional info @
summitpost.org/mountain/roc…

Nice bouldering here due to the daytime shade, plenty of options. Jun 13, 2010
Chris Cox
Logan, UT
Chris Cox   Logan, UT
Actually there is a little known published guide by - I think - none other than Matt Samet circa 90's. The routes even have names. I think StoneAge has a copy somewhere, it would be nice to see it online. Nov 28, 2008

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