Albuquerque Area Climbing Rock Climbing
Bouldering against the Abq city lights at sunset. ...
Albuquerque Area Climbing
All of these areas exist right east of the city of Albuquerque.
- Tunnel Springs
: An area featuring short, sustained climbs on moderate quality, sharp limestone. A short distance from Albuquerque.
- Sandia Mountains
: About one hours drive from Albuquerque (depending on the side you are coming from), if alpine adventure and long approaches your taste, head into the Sandia back-country.
- Palomas Peak
: Technical limestone sport climbing within the Sandia Mountains. About a one hour drive from Albuquerque with a 20 minute approach.
- The TV Station
: High quality, alpine, limestone bouldering at the top of the Sandias, just north of the Sandia Crest.
: Granite bouldering in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. This is the closest outdoor climbing you can find from the city of Albuquerque.
- Big Block
: A small limestone crag just outside of Albuquerque.
The biggest city in the state of New Mexico, look for the intersection of I-25 and I-40, and everything around it is Albuquerque.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
619 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',54],['3 Stars',226],['2 Stars',236],['1 Star',75],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Albuquerque Area Climbing
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Albuquerque Area Climbing:
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Aviary Ort Overhangs 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a New Mexico
: Sandia Mountains
: ... : The Thumb
The guidebook "Sandia Rock" lists this one as "One of the best of its grade in the Sandias". I will have to agree with this! This is a summer route, if it's 95 in Albuquerque, chances are, temps will be perfect to even slightly chilly on this route. It sees about one hour of sun per day. To get there, start on the La-Luz trail. The Thumb is an obvious formation, just keep on the trail until it is right in front of you. You will pass a scree/boulder field that the trail goes through. When you get...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
From: Tucson, Arizona
Jul 11, 2010
I'll be visiting Albuquerque between July 13 and July 20. Anyone need a partner for the Sandias or anywhere else cool enough to climb. Trad or sport. Cheers.
By chris scalf
Jun 1, 2012
is there any climbing at the top of menaul?