Elevation: 7,230 ft
GPS: 35.88, -106.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Hundhausen on Jan 29, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico Requirements - Updated Nov. 16, 2020 Details
Access Issue: This crag is on DOE/LANL property. By climbing here you may be trespassing. Details

Description

The Hospital Crag is a relatively short section of rhyolitic tuff located on the north side of Los Alamos Canyon, immediately east of the Omega bridge. The rock quality here is generally poor, but there are a few fun 35-40 foot sport climbs here. Just beware that the rock here is soft. The plus side to this location is that the hospital is just up the hill. In 2008 Guido Bender put together a small PDF guide for the area. 

Getting There

Note: This crag is on DOE/LANL property. Climbing, and certainly any new route development, is discouraged on DOE/LANL property. The information here is largely for historical purposes and climbing at this area is not recommended.

There are several ways to approach the crag. You may park at the Los Alamos Medical Center or, if that's too much walking, you can drive south from the intersection of Trinity and Diamond Drive and turn right onto West Road. Take an immediate left and follow that road back east underneath the Omega bridge. Parking here may be limited. One can walk down toward Omega Road and turn left onto a small trail leading east underneath the bridge. Just after passing under the bridge, turn left again and head up to the cliffs. You can also access the crag from the cliffs above, but it involves a bit of bushwhacking over steep, loose terrain and you may have to search for a safe passage to the base of the cliffs.

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