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Albuquerque Area Climbing

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

- Tunnel Springs: An area featuring short, sustained climbs on moderate quality, sharp limestone. A short distance from Albuquerque.

- Sandia Mountains: About one hours drive from Albuquerque (depending on the side you are coming from), if alpine adventure and long approaches your taste, head into the Sandia back-country.

- Palomas Peak: Technical limestone sport climbing within the Sandia Mountains. About a one hour drive from Albuquerque with a 20 minute approach.

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

- U-Mound: Granite bouldering in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. This is the closest outdoor climbing you can find from the city of Albuquerque.

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

Getting There

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 Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 65
Knife Edge
Trad, Alpine
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 70
Flake n' Bake
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 66
Northwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 89
Estrellita
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
The Second Coming
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Crackula
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Miss Piggy
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Aviary Ort Overhangs
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Lonesome Dove
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 48
Warpy Moople
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Bush Shark Spire
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 67
Excitable Boys
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
Mountain Momma
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Great Escape
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 45
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knife Edge Sandia Mountains > Juan Tabo Canyon > Shield
 65
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
Flake n' Bake Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Flake n' Bake
 70
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Northwest Ridge Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Thumb
 66
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Estrellita Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Estrellita
 89
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
The Second Coming Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Crackula Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Techweeny Buttress
 51
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Miss Piggy Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Hole in the Wall
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Aviary Ort Overhangs Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Thumb
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Lonesome Dove Palomas Peak > (09) The Far Side II
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Warpy Moople Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Bush Shark Spire Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Bush Shark Area
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Excitable Boys Sandia Mountains > Chimney Canyon > Muralla Grande
 67
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Mountain Momma Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Torreon
 42
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Great Escape Sandia Mountains > Echo Canyon > Yucca Flower Tower
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Green Eggs and Ham Palomas Peak > (06) The Dihedral Wall
 45
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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eMurdock
Tucson, Arizona
eMurdock   Tucson, Arizona
I'll be visiting Albuquerque between July 13 and July 20. Anyone need a partner for the Sandias or anywhere else cool enough to climb. Trad or sport. Cheers. Jul 11, 2010
is there any climbing at the top of menaul? Jun 1, 2012