Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route)
Avg: 2.1 from 7 votes
Routes in Sandias
|Sendero Luminoso (aka Mountaineer's Route) T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 900 ft, 9 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Eric Wright and Frank Robertson, 2008|
|Page Views:||1,111 total, 28/month|
|Shared By:||ChrisG George on Sep 8, 2014|
|Admins:||Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis mixed gear/sport route is a great outing if you want an intro climb to the Sandias formation and want a nice view of Ouray as you ascend. We climbed the first 6 pitches and stopped due to rain. The 8th pitch as described in Jason Nelson's book seemed more like the beginning of the walk off and not worth it.
Every pitch was well bolted, and fixed anchors for rappel stations were intelligently placed for both ascent and decent. A little bit of all types of climbing is strewn throughout. Short pitches are great for communication. The cruxes were short as well. There is a 5.9 move here and there, nothing greatly committing nor exposed. Just watch out for loose rock at the tops and between pitches. I recommend rapping off as we did...in the rain.