All Locations > New Mexico > Albuquerque Are… > Sandia Mountains > La Cueva Canyon… > Paired Pole Pillars
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 95 ft|
|FA:||David Benyak & David Blake: 9/1990|
|Page Views:||212 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Karl R. Kiser on Jul 28, 2014|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
This good pitch is generally a hand crack, trending right, on the west face of the larger western formation. There are two cruxes, both where the climbing goes right to avoid climbing straight over small overhangs. Do not use a block to the right of the second traverse, keep feet left. The crux moves are significantly easier with good footwork. There is a block, after the first crux in the crack, which looks suspect but is solid. In fact, one does pull on this large flake to continue upward.
The climb is the left crack on the west face of the formation. This crack is right of a clean face without cracks.