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Routes in Andy Boy Wall

5.11 face T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
5.8 My Ass T,S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
5.9 crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bob's Big Boy T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Would You Like Fries With That T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Description

This is described as "a quality crag with a short approach" in the 'Sandia Select' guidebook by Mick Schein. In addition to the three routes in the guidebook:
a. 5.8 My Ass (5.8+)
b. Unknown (5.10d)
c. Unknown (5.9)
there is an additional bolted route ascending the arete to the left of route 'c'.

The routes are appoximately 150 ft with only a couple of bolts on the crux moves of routes 'a' and 'b'. The routes can also be top roped.

Getting There

The guide book describes the route to base of the crag. The top of the crag can be approched by turning north off of the "Crest Spur Trail" at the base of the stairs. Follow base of the cliff face north to just before the first gully. Zig-zag your way down through the woods and cross the gully before in drops down the south side of the crag. When you cross the gully, you should be able to see the top off the wall beyond a short traverse through some Aspens and rock ledges.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Andy Boy Wall

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Would You Like Fries With That
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Would You Like Fries With That 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine
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LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
True enough Karl. Pretty sure I used a 70m rope on things and had no problem lowering or rapping anything, so 100-120 feet is more realistic. Jun 30, 2012
The pitches are not 150 feet but they are long. One needs to be careful rapping from the tree with a 60 m rope unless you go to the extreme left and stop at a higher ledge. Additionally a TR of the 5.11- route would require cautious lowering to the ledge. A couple of cordelletes make a good anchor for the rap or TR off the large tree. Jun 29, 2012
Lee and Jeremy climbing together? What a wonderful world.. Jun 29, 2012
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
The Unknown 5.10d (actually listed as 5.11a in the Sandia Rock guide) has some really fun just under vertical face climbing at the top past a bolt, don't remember much about the rest of the route though. I would say it is a 3 star route. Jun 28, 2012

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