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Boot Hill Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.24302, -106.41065 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Nov 23, 2015
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Description 

Boot Hill is a local, moderate quality, limestone crag above Placitas in Las Huertas Canyon (below Palomas and above Sandia Man Cave). It is uphill from the road and secluded. The area has seen little climbing traffic, be aware of some loose material on the routes. A clip stick is useful.

Getting There 

Drive up SR 165 to mile marker 12 (now missing off post) and park in an informal lot next to the road. Cross the creek and walk uphill from the parking lot , trending a bit right to the ridge. Follow game trails, and a few cairns, in a long upward and right traverse. When one approaches the left side of the cliff, walk up the steep hill to the base of the rock.

Climbing Season

For the Albuquerque Area Climbing area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boot Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boot Hill:
Unleash the Kraken   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   
For a Few Bolts More   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   
Little Big Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
Preacher's Daughter   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 65'   
Cowboy Yoga   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Boot Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: For a Few Bolts More

For a Few Bolts More 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Mexico : Albuquerque Area Climbing : Boot Hill
This is another fun warmup route. Most of the climbing is easier but there are a couple of mini cruxes. Be careful through the less good rock between the first and second bolts. The climbing is easy but stay within the cleaned area....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: Karl preparing to bolt what I think is going to be...
Karl preparing to bolt what I think is going to be...
Rock Climbing Photo: Center of Boot Hill
BETA PHOTO: Center of Boot Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Boot Hill parking--mile marker 12 is back; crag is...
BETA PHOTO: Boot Hill parking--mile marker 12 is back; crag is...
Rock Climbing Photo: Center left of Boot Hill
BETA PHOTO: Center left of Boot Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of Boot Hill;    Unleash the Kraken goes...
BETA PHOTO: Left side of Boot Hill; Unleash the Kraken goes...
Rock Climbing Photo: Left portion of Boot Hill
BETA PHOTO: Left portion of Boot Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: old pin at the base of Boot Hill
old pin at the base of Boot Hill
Rock Climbing Photo: Boot Hill, the center of the crag.
BETA PHOTO: Boot Hill, the center of the crag.

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By Karl Kiser
Sep 5, 2017
The area is relatively new and has seen low climber traffic. Smaller chips have become loose over the past year such that helmets are good for the belayer. Also, several climbs require alpine draws to reduce rope drag. Bring more than short sport draws.

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