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Areas in Foothills Bouldering

Casa Bonita 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Fat City, Indian School 0 / 0 / 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Gaza Strip 1 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Hidden Valley 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Juan Tabo PG 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Lower La Cueva Canyon 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Manitoba/Montgomery Trailhead 0 / 0 / 0 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
Simms Park (Elena Gallegos Picnic Area) 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
South Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Super Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Three Gun (Tres Pistolas) 0 / 0 / 0 / 27 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Tram, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
U-Mound 0 / 0 / 0 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 44

Description

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

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

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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.
V1 5
 23
Dead Cat
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Highball slab problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 30
Knob Problem
Boulder
V3 6A
 21
Highball Knob Problem
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 3
The Murray Highball
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Driftwood or Petrified Wood
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
The OW
Boulder
V6 7A
 15
Corridor Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Little Drummer Boy
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
American Music
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 6
Driftwood direct start
Boulder
V7 7A+
 5
Valkyrie Fallen
Boulder
V8 7B
 5
1/4" Minus
Boulder
V9 7C
 7
The 10
Boulder
V12 8A+
 3
Screaming Jihad
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Cat U-Mound > Lower Mound (western…
 23
V1 5 Boulder
Highball slab problem U-Mound > Upper Mound (main upp…
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
Knob Problem U-Mound > Upper Mound (main upp…
 30
V3 6A Boulder
Highball Knob Problem Three Gun (Tres… > Trail Side Area 1
 21
V3 6A Boulder
The Murray Highball U-Mound > Upper Mound (main upp…
 3
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Driftwood or Petrified Wood U-Mound > Backside of Upper Mou…
 7
V4 6B Boulder
The OW U-Mound > Upper Mound - the cor…
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Corridor Problem U-Mound > Upper Mound - the cor…
 15
V6 7A Boulder
Little Drummer Boy Simms Park (Ele… > Upper Simms
 4
V6 7A Boulder
American Music Three Gun (Tres… > Hawkwatch Trail > Rio Bravo boulder
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Driftwood direct start U-Mound > Backside of Upper Mou…
 6
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Valkyrie Fallen Three Gun (Tres… > Westside
 5
V7 7A+ Boulder
1/4" Minus Fat City, India… > Upper Fat City Draina…
 5
V8 7B Boulder
The 10 Manitoba/Montgo… > Particularly Nice One
 7
V9 7C Boulder
Screaming Jihad Three Gun (Tres… > Screaming Jihad
 3
V12 8A+ Boulder
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Owen S.
Los Alamos
Owen S.   Los Alamos
Mark Dalen
Albuquerque, NM
Mark Dalen   Albuquerque, NM
Anyone looking for Embudo Canyon bouldering can find it under Upper Fat City Drainage ... Jul 18, 2018

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