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, 100 ft|
|FA:||?? (Alam and Roump 1990)|
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|Shared By:||Alam on Jul 15, 2012|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThis is a single pitch (100') on very nice solid rock with great gear. This could be considered a P3 extension to shoots and ladders, as it starts 25 feet from the top of P2 of shoots and ladders.
Belay in a notch between the wall and large block. Climb double crack for 10-15', then hand traverse on thin crack (crux?) for 15 ' to gain left facing dihedral. Climb this dihedral until it become a crack, flake system on face which finally disappears. Finish by climbing up into large blocks to a sling belay.
LocationLocated above shoots and Ladders - Gemstone West.
Rappel - we have always used 2 ropes, but it should be doable with a 65 m rope.