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Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower Rock Climbing 


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Near the mouth of Domingo Baca Canyon.

Description 

Domingo Baca Canyon is the major canyon through which the tram runs. The mouth of the canyon lies perhaps a half hour hike north of the Alleno Gallegos picnic area just off the east side of Albuquerque, and the canyon's upper reaches extend eastward to the ridge line of The Crest. Lower Domingo Baca Canyon roughly spans from the mouth of the canyon up to as far east as Hail Peak.

Getting There 

To get to the mouth of the canyon, one possibililty is to hike north from the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area; for this allow a little less than an hour. Another possibility is to hike south from the lower tram terminal of the Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway. Check a trail map for details.

Climbing Season

For the Sandia Mountains area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['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 Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Domingo Baca Canyon, Lower:
Simply Replaced   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   Lower Domingo Baca Slabs (A... : Right Tower
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Rock Climbing Photo: Diagonal: approximate belay locations & descent ro...

Diagonal 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  New Mexico : Sandia Mountains : ... : Ego Boost
This is the second of three Gary Hicks' routes I've done based strictly on Hill's guide - the others being Hail Peak's Poker and West Face Direct. In all cases the detailed descriptions were quite accurate.Diagonal is reasonably done in five or six pitches. See beta photo for approximate belay locations. Would have given this route a "Great" quality rating except for a couple of hard-to-protect sections on poor rock. * P1, 5.6 or 5.7, PG13 pro, ~60 feet: chossy leftward traversing f...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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