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Block Ridge Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 35.20087, -106.44937 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Kear on Nov 8, 2013
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Description 

South facing but with walls facing east, west and south. This is the ridge formation that forms Trundle Wall, if Trundle Wall is being used to describe the east facing aspect of the ridge it might be more appropriate to call the entire formation Block Ridge which also has routes both old and new. Block Ridge has east, west and south facing aspects.

Getting There 

Access can either be down TWA canyon to the base of the ridge itself a nice 5 pitch 5.10- route or via rappels to access Ace of Spades.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Block Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Mick coming up the amazing 1st pitch!

Ace of Spades 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : Block Ridge
This route ascends a clean pillar that forms a south facing wall on the western aspect of Block Ridge. The crux is the first pitch which more than anything else is very sustained 11- climbing. It might be the longest and most sustained crack pitch in the Sandias. No joke, there is a 100+ft section of crack climbing without a single no hands stance. There are a couple of crux sections that are a bit more technical in the middle, clearing the bulge and a few body lengths above it as well as an...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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