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Elevation: 6,216 ft
GPS: 35.09837, -106.47998
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Feb 16, 2009 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

At the end of almost every street that deadends into the Sandia foothills on the east side of town there is a collection of established boulder problems. The most popular of these is U-mound at the end of Copper. There are also a good collection of problems at the end of Indian School, the Tram Terminal and the Juan Tabo PG which is on the way up to the La Luz trailhead. I believe that there are also several problems developed in Lower La Cueva Canyon.

Getting There Suggest change

Driving along Tramway Blvd, turn east and drive the roads till they end.

Heads up: Many of the Foothills trailhead parking areas are gated and close at a given time in the evening (7-8 PM). Beware parking inside the gated areas, as the city will lock your vehicle inside if you are parked there past the closure time. Many areas offer some other form of street parking near by. Be advised if you are planning a night session.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Foothills Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 54
Knob Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 37
Highball Knob Problem
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
Driftwood or Petrified Wood
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
The OW
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 18
The Manatee
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
The Egg Shell
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 18
The Hulk
Boulder
V6 7A
 29
Corridor Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 16
Whale Belly
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Scrapula
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 7
Little Drummer Boy
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
Valkyrie Fallen
Boulder
V8 7B
 12
1/4" Minus
Boulder
V9+ 7C
 12
The 10
Boulder
V12 8A+
 6
Screaming Jihad
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Knob Problem U-Mound > Upper Mound (main upp…
 54
V3 6A Boulder
Highball Knob Problem Three Gun (Tres… > Trail Side Area 1
 37
V3 6A Boulder
Driftwood or Petrified Wood U-Mound > Backside of Upper Mou…
 20
V4 6B Boulder
The OW U-Mound > Upper Mound - the cor…
 6
V4 6B Boulder
The Manatee U-Mound > Upper Mound (main upp…
 18
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
The Egg Shell U-Mound > Lower Mound (western…
 20
V5 6C Boulder
The Hulk Super Rock > Zulu > Boulder 7 (AKA The H…
 18
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Corridor Problem U-Mound > Upper Mound - the cor…
 29
V6 7A Boulder
Whale Belly U-Mound > Upper Mound - the cor…
 16
V6 7A Boulder
Scrapula Tram
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Little Drummer Boy Simms Park (Ele… > Upper Simms
 7
V6+ 7A Boulder
Valkyrie Fallen Three Gun (Tres… > Westside
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
1/4" Minus Fat City, India… > Upper Fat City Draina…
 12
V8 7B Boulder
The 10 Manitoba/Montgo… > Particularly Nice One
 12
V9+ 7C Boulder
Screaming Jihad Three Gun (Tres… > Screaming Jihad
 6
V12 8A+ Boulder
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