All Locations > New Mexico > Albuquerque Area… > Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon,… > Gemstone West
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Routes in Gemstone West
|Broken Ladders T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Christian Rock T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Fin Left, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Flail Out T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Gemstone T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Pair of 4s T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13|
|Seamingly Hard T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Shoots & Ladders T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sinsemilla Shake - P3 (a.k.a. Green Snake - P2) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 180 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Gary Hicks and Jim Fuge, June 8, 1974|
|Page Views:||2,751 total, 23/month|
|Shared By:||George Perkins on Nov 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionPitch 1: Start up the obvious large left-leaning offwidth. Traverse left under the roof. Climb easier cracks in the left-facing corner above to a bolted anchor on a ledge.
Pitch 2: Step right and climb a left-leaning hand crack with poor feet to easier climbing (crux). Continue in the same left-angling crack system; some variations are possible. There are 2 sets of anchors at the top.
Simplest descent is one rappel with 2 ropes. It may be possible to rap the route with 1 rope, or to scramble down steep terrain to the west.