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Elevation: 5,026 ft 1,532 m
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Albuquerque Area Climbing Suggest change

All of these areas exist right east of the city of Albuquerque.

- Sandia Mountains: The Sandia Mountains sits on the east side of Albuquerque and it's roughly an hour drive to the top from Albuquerque. Sandia Peak has an elevation of 10,678′ and the mountin offers committing alpine adventure with long approaches and tall walls.

- Palomas Peak: Technical limestone sport climbing at the north end of the Sandia Mountains above the town of Placitas. About a 40 minute drive from Albuquerque with a 35 minute hiking approach.

- The TV Station: High quality, alpine, limestone bouldering at the top of the Sandias, just north of the Sandia Crest.

- Foothills Bouldering: Granite bouldering in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. This is the closest outdoor climbing you can find from the city of Albuquerque. Popular spots are U-Mound, Fat City, Indian School, Manitoba/Montgomery Trailhead and Three Gun (Tres Pistolas).

- Big Block: A limestone small sport and bouldering crag just outside of Albuquerque.

- Tunnel Springs: An area near Placitas which featuring short, sustained climbs on moderate quality, sharp limestone.

Getting There Suggest change

The biggest city in the state of New Mexico, look for the intersection of I-25 and I-40, and everything around it is Albuquerque.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Albuquerque Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 37
Highball Knob Problem
Boulder
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 121
Knife Edge
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Estrellita
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
The Second Coming
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 39
Southwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Aviary Ort Overhangs
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 62
Warpy Moople
Trad 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 58
Estrellada (a.k.a. Mountain Momma)
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 65
Great Escape
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 71
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 30
Rawhide
Trad 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 40
Skinwalker
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Little Yellow Jacket
Trad 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 40
License and a Visa
Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Rode Hard
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Highball Knob Problem Foothills Bould… > Three Gun (Tres… > Trail Side Area 1
 37
V3 6A Boulder
Knife Edge Sandia Mountains > Juan Tabo Canyon > Shield
 121
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad
Estrellita Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Estrellita
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Second Coming Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Southwest Ridge Sandia Mountains > Juan Tabo Canyon > Needle
 39
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Aviary Ort Overhangs Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Thumb
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Warpy Moople Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 7 pitches
Estrellada (a.k.a. Mountain… Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Torreon
 58
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Great Escape Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Yucca Flower Tower
 65
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Green Eggs and Ham Palomas Peak > (06) The Dihedral Wall
 71
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Rawhide Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Yucca Flower Tower
 30
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Skinwalker Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Clandestine Wall
 40
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Little Yellow Jacket Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
License and a Visa Sandia Mountains > Pino Wall & Jaw… > Pino Wall
 40
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport, Alpine 4 pitches
Rode Hard Palomas Peak > (05) The Transition Zone
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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