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Jemez Valley Area

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Area 37 
Battleship Rock 
Crag 121 (a.k.a Rabbit Rock) 
Gilman Tunnels 
Jemez Cave (a.k.a. Crystal Cave) - CLOSED 
Jemez Falls 
Juno Tower 
Las Conchas 
Ponderosa Bouldering 
Upper East Fork (UEF) 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

King of the Mountain
A long singletrack climb or descent through the ski area with several technical challenges. Near Sandia Heights, New Mexico
King of the Mountain, Golden Eagle Loop
A grueling climb followed by a fast descent on the Sandia Peak Ski Area trails. Near Sandia Heights, New Mexico
North Faulty Trail
A very challenging narrow and rocky trail, remote feeling in sections. Near Placitas, New Mexico
Golden Open Space
Sandy singletrack threading around and across arroyos with tight turns. Near Placitas, New Mexico
Paseo del Bosque Trail Loop
A mix of easy single and doubletrack along the river. Near Corrales, New Mexico
South Sky Mountain Trail
A singletrack off Forest Loop Road. Near Bernalillo, New Mexico
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Jemez Valley Area Rock Climbing 

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From Granite to welded tuft to travertine; single pitch, multi-pitch. and bouldering, this area has various types of rock and styles of climbing and bouldering. There is something for everyone here!

Climbing areas throughout this area include: Gilman Tunnels, Battleship Rock, Jemez Cave (a.k.a. Crystal Cave) - CLOSED, Area 37, and Las Conchas.

Getting There 

From Albuquerque start North on 25 to Bernalillo, exiting North at highway 550 (exit # 242, DON'T miss this exit, the next exit does not come for many miles). Follow 550 to San Ysidro and head North on state road 4. All the areas branch from here.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

452 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',172],['2 Stars',178],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jemez Valley Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jemez Valley Area:
King for a Day   V6+ 7A     Boulder   The Pond : King for a Day Boulder
Crucible   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Bovine Inspiration   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Hollywood Tim   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Las Conchas : The Sponge
Demanda   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Drive By Shooting   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Las Conchas : Gateway Rock
Forest   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Gateway Rock
Cowboy Up   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Spaghetti Western Wall Area
Cow Pies For Breakfast   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Pumping Huecos   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   Las Conchas : The Sponge
Leprosy   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport   Area 37
Werepig   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Monster Wall
Udder Limits   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Las Conchas : Cattle Call Wall Area
Metamuscle   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Pegasus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Monster Wall
Silverback   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Las Conchas : Retirement Wall
Chupacabra   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Upper East Fork (UEF) : Monster Wall
The Color of Optimism   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   Las Conchas : Easy Bake Alcove
Death Grip   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Las Conchas : Love Shack Area
Mainliner   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   Las Conchas : Leaning Tower
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Featured Route For Jemez Valley Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason on Leprosy, April 22, 2006

Leprosy 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NM : Jemez Valley Area : Area 37
Beautiful, steeply overhung route at the far left side of the crag. Not as far left as Frosted Mini Wheats, or Mini Wheats, however. Sustained! Crux is near the top of the route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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By Reedrombo
From: Home is where you park it
May 9, 2015
Hey everyone, not a local, just passing through climbing at a few crags. Just passed through the town of Coyote, NM. Not sure if development is already occurring or if it's already been determined a pile of Choss, but there's either 10 lifetimes worth of bouldering around Coyote, or a days worth of realizing it's all shit!